Blackbeard Beardtongue

General Information

Blackbeard Beardtongue is an ornamental perennial plant. It can grow taller in size, reaching 3 feet tall. The plant is largely upright, with flowers held above the foliage. The leaves are dark green, with deep purple overtones. It keeps a nice appearance throughout the growing seasons. The flowers are tubular in shape, blooming in abundance beginning early summertime. They are light purple to pink in color. Following the flowers, deep burgundy seed pods may form. The flowers are very attractive to hummingbirds and other pollinators!

Additional Information

Penstemon ‘Blackbeard’ reaches 28 to 34 inches in height, with a spread of 18 to 24 inches. It is recommended for USDA climate zones 3 to 8. Blackbeard Beardtongue tends to do best in full sun conditions. It will do well with average amounts of moisture in well drained soils.

Shipping Notes

NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Due to Department of Agriculture regulations, we cannot send plants to California. Our products will ship with USPS, FedEx or UPS. They should take 2 to 3 days to reach most areas that we ship to. All of our plants will be shipped out within 7 to 10 business days, with certain exceptions.

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Mature Width 18 to 24 Inches
Mature Height 28 to 34 Inches
Light Full Sun
Planting Zone 3 to 8
Shipping Size 10-15 inches of foliage

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