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Penstemon cobaea (Prairie Penstemon)

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Also known as Prairie Beardtongue, False Foxglove, Wild Foxglove.

One of the showiest native penstemons, Prairie Penstemon features large, tubular flowers that vary in color from almost white to purple. It spends most of the year as a small, insignificant rosette, then shoots up 1 to 1 1/2 foot stems a couple of weeks before blooming in the spring. The blooms are white to purple, and each is about 2 to 3 inches long. They will grow in part shade to full sun. 

 

AT A GLANCE

Texas native Yes
Water use Low, medium
Sun exposure Full sun to part sun
Bloom time Spring
Mature height 1-2 ft
Attracts Butterflies, hummingbirds, moths
Host plant Dotted Checkerspot butterfly
Notes Bumble and native bee friendly.

 

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 Present in state
 Present in county and native
 Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state         
 Not present in state
 Present and rare, native in county
 Previously present, now extinct
 Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)         

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