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Showy Beardtongue | Penstemon cobaea

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Seeds are sold by the packet.

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Each packet of Showy Beardtongue contains 320 seeds.

Price: Seed $ 3.00

Plant Species Synonym Names

Common: cobaea beardtongue

Family

Figwort - Scrophulariaceae

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Showy Beardtongue

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Description

With its large tubular flowers it attracts bumble bees. One of the showiest flowers of the prairies. Flourishes in dry rocky soil. It doesn't tolerate competition from other plants. It is a very drought tolerant wildflower.

Characteristics

Growth Habit:Herb: Herbs are broad-leaved, herbaceous (non-woody) plant. Herbaceous plants are also known as forbs or wildflowers
Grass: Grasses are herbaceous plants with narrow leaves originating at the base of the plant. Grasses are graminoids.
Tree: Trees are woody perennial plants, usually with a single trunk, relatively tall
Shrub: Shrubs are woody perennial plants with multiple stems, generally shorter than a tree.
Vine: Vines are either woody or herbaceous plants that climb or sprawl.
Herb

Life Span:Annual: Annuals are herbaceous plants that live only one year
Biennial: Biennials are herbaceous plants that live two years, flowering the second
Perennial: Perennials are herbaceous plants that live three or more years
Woody: Woody plants have woody stems that grow more than a year.
Perennial

Mature Height: 2.0'

Mature Width: 1.0'

Flower Color: White

Sun Requirement:Full Sun: direct sun 8 or more hours of the day
Part Sun: direct sun 4 to 8 hours of the day; about half a day of sun
Shade: direct sun 0 to 4 hours of the day
Full Sun

Water Requirement:Wet: Soil is soggy or marshy
Moist: Soil tends to stay moist and rarely dries out
Medium: Average soil moisture, little or now slope
Drained: Soil is well drained, never soggy; medium slope
Dry: Soil is dry, often typical of rocky soil; steep slope
Drained to Dry

Companion Plants

Showy BeardtongueTopeka Coneflower
Echinacea atrorubens

 

Showy BeardtongueMissouri evening primrose
Oenothera macrocarpa

 

Showy BeardtongueLarge-flower beardtongue
Penstemon grandiflorus

 

Showy BeardtongueRose Verbena
Glandularia canadensis