Penstemon cobaea purpureus Showy Beardtongue Purple Beard-Tongue
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(PEN-steh-mon  koh-BE-uh)
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Our Penstemon cobaea purpureus is a wild variety native to the Ozarks with a very rich showy purple color

Habitat Bloom Period Color Height Inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
Sun May and June Purple 12 - 30 Dry to Average 12 to 24 Inches Perennial
Penstemon cobaea, showy beardtongue, purple beardtongue picture Beardtongue with
Missouri Primrose in background
  penstemon cobaea var. purpureus Showy Beardtongue Purple Beardtongue Penstemon cobaea var. cobaea showy beardtongue purple beardtongue picture Penstemon cobaea purpureus Showy Beardtongue Purple Beard-Tongue with lanceleaf coreopsis lanceolata Beardtongue 
with
lanceleaf coreopsis in background

    Penstemon cobaea Showy Beardtongue Purple Beardtongue Photo by cj  click on pictures for larger images
Plant Showy Beardtongue with Yellow Coneflowers, Lanceleaf coreopsis or Missouri Primrose for contrasting yellow colors

For other flowers visit the wildflower seed list , to order copy the orderform or 
email questions, comments, and orders to john@easywildflowers.com  
Penstemon cobaea Showy Beardtongue potted plants (email for availability) are $5 each plus UPS shipping.  Please contact us by email with your address for shipping costs on potted plants.

Penstemon cobaea seed
Showy Beardtongue seed

approximate
number of seeds

approximate coverage
in square feet

1 packet -  $ 2.50

150

30 sq ft

1 ounce -   $---

 16,280

400 sq ft

1 pound -- $---

 260,480

6,400 sq ft

Seed shipping chart at bottom of page
Penstemon cobaea
, Showy beardtongue or Purple Beard Tongue has very showy rich violet or rose-purple 2 inch long flowers blooming in tight clusters on 12 to 30 inch stems.  Purple Beardtongue provides excellent color contrast when planted with lemon yellow Missouri Primrose , Yellow Coneflower, or yellow lanceleaf Coreopsis in a rock garden or prairie garden.  Plant Purple beardtongue in lean to average well-drained soil in full sun with Prairie Dropseed grass, Baptisia (Blue or White Indigo), Echinacea (Coneflowers), and Callirhoe (Poppy Mallows).

Penstemon cobaea, Showy Beardtongue, Purple Beardtongue seed germination is improved after a pretreatment of 8 to 12 weeks of cold moist stratification or when planted outside in the fall or early winter.

Native Penstemon cobaea is a beautifully flashy plant hardy over most of the US and occurs naturally on limestone glades and sandy or loamy, well drained soil from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska to Missouri and introduced in Ohio and Arizona.  . Scrophulariaceae (Snapdragon Family)

The map below shows areas where Penstemon cobaea, Showy Beardtongue, Purple Beardtongue grows wild. When planted Purple Beardtongue will grow over most of the Midwest and Eastern US.  USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 9. 

Penstemon cobaea
Showy Beard-tongue

Arizona
Arkansas
Colorado
Illinois
Iowa
Kansas

Missouri
Nebraska
New Mexico
Ohio
Oklahoma
Texas

State Distributional Map for Penstemon cobaea, showy purple beard-tongue wild flower seed

Use the chart below for shipping charges on Penstemon cobaea showy beardtongue flower seeds, to order copy the order form or email questions, comments & orders to john@easywildflowers.com 

Please contact us by email with your address for shipping charges & availability on Penstemon cobaea var. purpureus Showy Beardtongue Purple Beardtongue  potted plants

We accept payment by check, money order, and through Paypal

The minimum seed order amount is $10, this can be a combination of different seeds.

subtotal for flower seeds 

shipping charge for seeds

seed orders up to  $20.00    =    $3.00 shipping
$20.01 - $50.00    =    $4.00 shipping
$50.01-$100.00    =    $5.00 shipping

over $100.00    =    5 % of subtotal

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Penstemon cobaea var. purpureus Showy Beardtongue Purple Beardtongue  potted plants distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

 

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