Northeast Pollinator Plants
Penstemon digitalis (Smooth White Beardtongue)
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Common Name: Smooth White Beardtongue
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Use: Garden, Rain Garden and Monarch Garden
Light: Full Sun-Full Shade (if dry)
Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8 USDA Zone Map
Soils: Dry to Moist
Flower Time: May to Mid-June
Flower Color: White
Height: 3' - 5'
Notes: Penstemon digitalis (Smooth White Beardtongue) is a clump-forming native perennial, a mainstay of a pollinator garden, providing some critical early season nectar and pollen. Beardtongue attracts lots of butterflies and hummingbirds.
Host plant of
VT Bee Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN):
Andrena zizaeformis (Ephemeral Miner bee)
Bombus fervidus (Golden Northern Bumble bee)
Bombus rufocinctus (Red-Belted Bumble bee)
Hoplitis albifrons (White-Fronted Small-Mason bee)
Megachile addenda (Cranberry Leafcutter bee)
Osmia lignaria (Blue Orchard bee)
Osmia proxima (Proximal Mason bee)
Osmia texana (Texan Mason bee)
Introduced and naturalized to most of NE, native to most of the rest of the US east of the Rockies: Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).