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A.k.a. long-sepal penstemon. A lovely penstemon shorter than the better known foxglove penstemon, with similar flowers in varying shades between purple and white.


Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic

Soil Type: Loam

Height: 1’-3’

Bloom Color: Purple-White

Bloom Time: May-June

Root Type: Taproot

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees, sphinx moths, and hummingbirds. Hosts the chalcedony midget moth. Foliage is rarely browsed.

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