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Penstemon hirsutus var. pygmaeus
Penstemon hirsutus var. pygmaeus
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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.

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Penstemon hirsutus var. pygmaeus

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Wild Flower
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate