Calico Penstemon (Penstemon calycosus)
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. Deer resistant, and flowers are beloved by hummingbirds!
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic
Soil Type: Loam
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.