Manyflower beardtongue
Penstemon multiflorus
Plantaginaceae


Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

Availability:
Grown by one of two native plant nurseries in central Florida.
Description:
Medium herbaceous wildflower.
Height:
About 2-3 feet in height. Usually taller than broad.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Southeastern United States south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties. Extirpated or perhaps never present in Palm Beach and Broward counties.
Habitats:
Pinelands.
Soils:
Moist, well-drained sandy soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
White or purplish-white.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy.
Flowering Season:
Spring-summer.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous capsule.
Wildlife and Ecology:
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Roger L. Hammer
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton