Lilac-flowered Beardtongue (Penstemon gracilis) flowerhead
Lilac-flowered Beardtongue
Penstemon gracilis
Plantain family - Plantaginaceae

Growth habit: Upright perennial

Height: 20 - 45 cm

Spread: 20 cm

Bloom Time: June - July

Bloom Colour: Light lilac purple with dark veins

Light: Sun to semi-shade

Moisture: Average to dry

Soil: Dry to well-drained, sandy soil

Seeding: Sow outdoors in fall, or cold stratify indoors. See the Plant Info page for more information on sowing and stratifying seeds.

Landscape uses: Small spikes of beautiful lilac flowers that make a showy addition to a rock garden. May reseed but is easily managed. Deer resistant.

Interesting features: Rare in the Edmonton area.

Natural habitat: Info coming soon

Ecology: Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and Checkerspot butterflies.