Penstemon digitalis 'Penstemon Dakota Burgundy'


Photo courtesy of Ball Seed

  • Lavender-violet bells
  • Foliage emerges glossy green
  • Foliage matures purple-black
  • Blooms mid-summer-fall
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Full Sun
Full Sun

Interesting Notes about Beardtongue:

Can be divided every 3-4 years in spring by digging mature rhizomes and replanting

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Best grown in full sun and very well-drained soil with average fertility.

Height: 20-24 in
Spacing: 15-18 in
Price Level 1: $7.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Lavender, Violet
Zone: 3-8
Price Level 2: 5 for $35~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Garden
  • Border or Bed
  • Long Blooming


  • Full Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Purple
  • Black

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds

Soil Moisture:

  • Dry Soil
  • Average Water