Eustis Lake Beard Tongue
Penstemon australis

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

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.