Jason Turman pointed out this mass of beardtongue flowers growing along a roadside at Primland. The purple-pink blossoms were buzzing with bumblebees at the end of May. Just like the foxglove beardtongue featured in the previous post, this plant grows 3-5 ft. in height and prefers sunny or partial sunny locations. It too has a hairy stamen right at the entrance to the flower tube that brushes all the bees that enter (hence the name beardtongue). Bloom time is May through July.
|Height||24 to 36 inches|
|Light Requirements||Full sun part shade|
|Bloom time||Late Spring/Early Summer|
|Zone||4 to 8|
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds
All info from Dave's Garden