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

Detailed information
- Visit the Finger Lakes Native Plant Society
Seed Provenance -Prairie Moon Nursery, Winona, MN - 2012 -NOG 2014 - Present
Penstemon hirsutus
Cultivation Information

Height - 16 inches 
Flower Color - Purple
Blooms - May - June
Sun - Full sun, part shade, shade
Hardy Zone - 3-9
Soil - Well drained - medium to dry
Family – Scrophulariaceae 
Hairy Beardtongue
Nodding Onion Garden - summer 2015