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Foxglove Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)

Seas of white, snapdragon-like flowers abound in the spring prairie. A tough native plant of mesic Illinois prairies, woodland openings, and woodland edges it thrives in a variety of habitats. 


  • Acronym: PENDIG
  • Life-Cycle: Perennial
  • Bloom Color: White
  • Bloom Time: April - June
  • Typical Height: 42"
  • Light Preference: Full Sun - Part Shade
  • Soil Preference: Mesic-Wet
  • Root Structure: Fiberous and Short Rhizome
  • Stratification: Cold & Moist for 60 Days, Best to Over-Winter
  • Seeds per Ounce: 130,000*
  • IL County Ecotypes we Grow**
    1. DeKalb County
    2. LaSalle County
    3. Ogle County


Other scientific names used for this species:

  • None


Other common names used for this species:

  • None


*Approximate, actual number of seeds may vary slightly by seed lot.

**We have listed the County ecotypes that we grow for this species, this ecotype may or may not be available at the time of your order. If you prefer one of the ecotypes over another please type it into the "Additional Info Section" and we'll provide that ecotype if it's available, if it is not available we will provide one of the other ecotypes listed.

Penstemon digitalis - Per Ounce

  • Even though the flowers of this plant are beautiful, the seeds it produces smell like stinky feet! 

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