1000 PURPLE HAIRY BEARDTONGUE Penstemon hirsutus Flower Seeds

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Hairy Beardtongue is a perennial wildflower which is native to the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada.  The tubular flowers are light purple with white lips, and the stems and leaves have a downy coat of soft hairs.  It is found in sandy or dry prairies, open woods and fields.  The flowers attract native bees.


    Name: Hairy Beardtongue
    Scientific Name: Penstemon hirsutus
    Color: Purple
    Plant Seeds: Outdoors After Frost / Indoors Weeks Before Last Frost
    Plant Height: 12"-30"
    Plant Spacing: 3 - 9"
    Cycle: Perennial
    Bloom Season - Spring-Summer
    Light Requirements:  Full Sun, Partial Shade
    Soil & Water Preferences:  Average
    Other: Attracts bees, birds, & butterflies,

Sowing: Direct sow in late fall, pressing into the surface of the soil since this seed needs light to germinate. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 30-60 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination. This seed can also be started indoors 6-8 weeks before planting in the spring.

Growing: Water seedlings until they become established. Mature plants tolerate drought well because of a well-developed tap root, though they can also tolerate moist soil. This plant grows well in rocky or sandy soil, and has excellent resistance to disease and pests. After blooming cut the plant back to several inches above the soil, unless seed is wanted. This plant often self-sows, and is highly attractive to bumblebees, hummingbirds, and butterflies.

All multiple orders of the same seed are put in the same bag. For example if you order 500 beefsteak tomato seeds x 3 then 1500 seeds will be put in the same bag. We do not send out 3 individual bags with 500 in each. This goes for all seeds unless they are listings of different seeds.


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