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PlantFiles: Eustis Lake Beard Tongue
Penstemon australis

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Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Penstemon (PEN-stem-on) (Info)
Species: australis (aw-STRAL-iss) (Info)

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive MotherNature4 On Aug 12, 2005, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This penstemon has a hairy tongue that gives it the common name of beard tongue. It is frequently found in north and central Florida in dry pinelands.



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