Penstemon digitalis Foxglove Beardtongue
Ohio Native Plant Natural Range
Cultivation Information Foxglove Beardtongue
Height - 3 to 4 ftFlower Color - WhiteBlooms - June - JulySun - Full sun to part
Hardy Zone - 3 to 9Soil - Moist and fertile
Family - Plantaginaceae
Seed Provenance Penstemon digitalis
Wildlife Significance Foxglove Beardtongue
Plant Specialists - Osmia distincta (Mason Bee species) and the pollen collecting wasp (Pseudomasaris occidentals) depend on this plant for food.
Pollinator Plants- Penstemon species are wonderful pollinator plants
Perfoliated Leaves - Leaves on this plant are considered perfoliated, that is they circle the stem creating a small "drinking fountain" for birds and insects.
For detailed information, visit the Illinois Wildflower site