Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA


Penstemon hirsutus - Hairy Beardtongue

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has a wonderful map showing the natural range of Hairy Beardtongue.

Penstemon hirsutus
Wildlife Significance

Nectar Source - Butterflies

Native Bees -
Attracts a wide range of native bees

-Attracts Hummingbirds

Host Plant - For the caterpillar of the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly

For detailed information visit the Illinois Wildflower website this page is devoted to similar species  Penstemon calycosus

Or the Finger Lakes Native Plant Society

Penstemon hirsutus
Cultivation Information

Height - 16 inches
Flower Color - Purple
Blooms - May - June
Sun - Full sun, part shade, shade
Hardy Zone - 4a-9b
Soil - Well drained
Family – Scrophulariaceae
Hairy Beardtongue
Nodding Onion Garden - summer 2015
Seed Provenance -Prairie Moon Nursery, Winona, MN - 2012 -NOG 2014 - 2015