Foxglove beardtongue is a medium maintenance perennial found in the Plantaginaceae family. It grows best in dry to medium moist soil that is well-drained. It thrives in full sun. While it can grow up to five feet tall, its average height is about three feet. It produces large (1.25”) white to pink, two-lipped, tubular flowers on top of green erect stems with elliptic and lance-shaped green leaves. After planting it may take a full year before it will produce flowers, but when it does it will produce copious blossoms from April through June. Although it can spread readily throughout the garden, it usually grows in clumps making it a perfect accent to other flowers all year long and has eye-catching seed pods and red leaves in the fall. Deer tolerant.
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Sun
Water and Soil Requirements: Medium Dry, Well-Drained Soil
Deer Resistant: Yes
Ecological benefits/uses: Foxglove beardtongue attracts a wide variety of pollinators such as butterflies and bees as well as hummingbirds. It makes a wonderful border plant, especially for wild or naturalized gardens and even rain gardens along the outer edge. If you have an interest in cut flower arrangements, beardtongue provides perfect color accenting or can add visual appeal as the main theme or shape balance with less tubular flowers.
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