Common Name: Eastern Smooth Beardtongue
Habit: Perennial Herb
Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
Water Needs: Moist, Average
Height: 1-2′
Flower: White, Violet, May, Jun, Jul
Fruit: Small teardrop shaped pods full of tiny seeds line the stalk
Fall Color: Yes
Natural Habitat: Bottomland Deciduous Forest, Woodland Edge
Larval host for: Baltimore Checkerspot (Euphydras pheton)

SKU: pen_lae_000 Categories:
Penstemon laevigatus produces a basal rosette of dark green leaves with a red mid-vein that puts up a slender, erect stalk lined with pairs of leaves and multiple flowers at the top. The flowers are small, tubular and pinkish-purple colored. They have five petals, with the three lower ones being extended out and slightly drooping. Flowers are followed by small ovate seed pods.

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