Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA

Penstemon hirsutus - Hairy Beardtongue

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has a wonderful map showing the natural range of Hairy Beardtongue.

Penstemon hirsutus
Hairy Beardtongue
Nodding Onion Garden - summer 2015
Cultivation Information

Height - 16 inches
Flower Color - Purple
Blooms - May - June
Sun - Full sun, part shade, shade
Hardy Zone - 4a-9b
Soil - Well drained
Family – Scrophulariaceae
Penstemon hirsutus
Wildlife Significance

Nectar Source - Butterflies

Native Bees -
Attracts a wide range of native bees

-Attracts Hummingbirds

Host Plant - For the caterpillar of the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly
(Euphydryas phaeton)
For detailed information on this native plant visit Finger Lakes Native Plant Society

Seed Provenance -Prairie Moon Nursery, Winona, MN - 2012 -NOG 2014 - 2015