Penstemon multiflorus

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Manyflower Beardtongue


Also known as Penstemon digitalis var. multiflorus

Plant Specifics

Size:1.5 to 3 ft tall by 2-3 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Phenology:Blooms spring-fall. Dies back in winter to few (or no) basal leaves.
Habitats:Dry flatwoods, sandhill, ruderal areas. Well-drained upland habitats


Recommended Uses:
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray



Said by Bok Tower to sometimes attract hummingbirds.

Seeds likely dispersed by wind.

Larval host to Baltimore checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton)

Attracts bees.