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PlantFiles: Many Flower Beardtongue
Penstemon multiflorus

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Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Penstemon (PEN-stem-on) (Info)
Species: multiflorus (mul-tih-FLOR-us) (Info)

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

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

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

This lovely white beard tongue blooms heavily the summer following a controlled burn in central Florida pinelands.

Positive LarryDavid On Jul 28, 2005, LarryDavid from Salt Lake City, UT (Zone 5b) wrote:

I love Penstemon's and this one is a favorite. The flowers are such a nice compliment to the dark foilage and the bees love it!

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bartow, Florida
Keystone Heights, Florida
Portland, Oregon
Salt Lake City, Utah



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