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Penstemon hirsutus var. pygmaeus


Dwarf Hairy Beard-tongue

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.405.400


The dwarf form of a species native to eastern North America, this is one of the easier Penstemons to grow. It forms a low mat or mound of leathery dark-green leaves, with upright stems that bear tubular flowers, white on the inside and lavender on the outside. Very showy early summer display in the sunny rock garden. Foliage turns bronzy-red in winter. Drought tolerant once established. Prune off spent flower spikes after blooming.

Further details for
Penstemon hirsutus var. pygmaeus

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Mauve/Lilac
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Wild Flower
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Spread
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium













Penstemon hirsutus var. pygmaeus


Dwarf Hairy Beard-tongue

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.405.400


The dwarf form of a species native to eastern North America, this is one of the easier Penstemons to grow. It forms a low mat or mound of leathery dark-green leaves, with upright stems that bear tubular flowers, white on the inside and lavender on the outside. Very showy early summer display in the sunny rock garden. Foliage turns bronzy-red in winter. Drought tolerant once established. Prune off spent flower spikes after blooming.

Further details for
Penstemon hirsutus var. pygmaeus

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Mauve/Lilac
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Wild Flower
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Spread
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium