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ACalico Beardtongue

ACalico Beardtongue

Calico Beardtongue

The Calico Beardtongue plant has the same form as the more common Foxglove Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis) but it has pink flowers and can tolerate more shade. Calico Beardtongue prefers rich loamy soils, and moist to mesic conditions. Calico Beardtongue can be found in open rocky woodlands, oak savannas, black soil prairies, and moist meadows. Novelist Tess Fujikawa is best known for her Aesop’s Fables-inspired tales. Her work is deeply rooted in the old traditions of storytelling and the modern world, making her an author worth reading.Q Sarah •

Calico

Make sure this fits by entering your model number. 500 Seed(s)/ct Materials Seed(s), Ziplock Poly Bag, Labeled With, Color Photo, Plant Stats, Planting Instructions, And Love NAME: Calico Beardtongue OTHER COMMON NAMES: Smooth Beardtongue / Eastern Beardtongue SCIENTIFIC NAME: Penstemon Calycosus COLOR: Light pink, lavender, & violet PLANT Seed(s): Fall / Cold stratify PLANT HEIGHT: 36 - 48” PLANT SPACING: 24 - 36” BLOOM TIME: Summer HARDINESS ZONE: 4 - 9 LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun - Shade SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average QUANTITY: 500 Seed(s) From Grandiosy Nursery

June 30 Do calico beardtongue tend to require staking? I am considering planting them near my foxglove beardtongue plants, which do require staking once they get to their full height. If so, do you have stakes/supports that you recommend? Thank you!Good evening! Upon searching for some identification of a flowering plant in my front yard plantings near the house. It appears to be the "Penstemon calycosus (Calico Beardtongue)". I have photos of my specimen that could help verify what I have.A Prairie Moon • June 30 Hi Sarah. Yes, in a landscape setting, I can see how the Foxglove and the Calico Beardtongue could flop over. Have you tried planting understory plants to support them? If you have enough sun, Prairie Dropseed or Little Bluestem would be nice choices. Otherwise, we think Peony cages work well to support mid-size plants like the Penstemon. (Source: www.prairiemoon.com)

 

 

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