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Beardtongue

Beardtongue 'Blue Buckle' (Penstemon virgatus)

Native to North America, Penstemon has long been used for medicinal purposes. Its beauty and ease of care alone are remedies for many ailments, flowering continuously through the summer, and thriving in heat and drought (once established.) Upright stems showcasing clusters of…

Beardtongue

Beardtongue (Penstemon grandiflorus)

Penstemon have been a popular garden plant since the 1800s, so a very wide range of varieties from various species, and their hybrids, is available to modern gardeners. These offer a multitude of bloom colors as well as bloom sizes and plant heights to choose from. All have a…

Beardtongue, Penstemon

Beardtongue, Penstemon (Penstemon schmidel)

Produces spires of colorful, trumpet-shaped blooms over a long season. The bright tubular blooms of Penstemon are a magnet for hummingbirds! The graceful stalks of flowers may look delicate but this is a plant that holds up under harsh conditions. Penstemon tolerates hot, dry…

Beardtongue, Penstemon

Beardtongue, Penstemon (Penstemon species)

The bright tubular blooms of Penstemon are a magnet for hummingbirds! The graceful stalks of flowers may look delicate but this is a plant that holds up under harsh conditions. Penstemon tolerates hot, dry conditions where other plants might fail. For a dramatic effect plant in…

Beardtongue, Penstemon

Beardtongue, Penstemon 'Red Riding Hood' (Penstemon schmidel)

A low-maintenance selection. Produces an elegant, long-season display of red trumpet-shaped blooms. The flowers are loved by hummingbirds. Adds a touch of class to any garden planting. U.S. Plant Patent #18,950.

Beardtongue, Penstemon

Beardtongue, Penstemon 'Riding Hood' Series (Penstemon schmidel)

A low-maintenance selection. Produces an elegant, long-season display of red trumpet-shaped blooms. The flowers are loved by hummingbirds. Adds a touch of class to any garden planting.

Bear's Breeches, Oyster Plant

Bear's Breeches, Oyster Plant (Acanthus mollis)

This Mediterranean native plant is worthy of growing for its gorgeous foliage alone. In fact, the leaves of Acanthus are so striking, they were the inspiration for patterns that adorn ancient Greek and Roman art and architecture. Bold flower stalks appear in summer. The florets have…

Bellflower

Bellflower (Campanula hybrid)

Campanula come in mounding, spreading and upright varieties. Their bell-like blooms vary from dainty stars to large cups, and may be single or clustered, upright or dangling. With so many choices a Campanula variety can be found to fit most garden settings.

Bellflower, Harebell, Bluebell

Bellflower, Harebell, Bluebell (Campanula rotundifolia)

The rotundifolia species is native to dry, grassy areas on at least four continents. Its delightful bell-shaped blooms grace slender, fine leaved stems bringing an airy, meadow effect to any garden.

Bellflower

Bellflower 'Kent Belle' (Campanula hybrid)

Somewhat mounded selection becomes covered with violet-blue blooms. Will quickly spread to form a colony.