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Penstemon digitalis 'Pocahontas'

Pocahontas beard tongue

Native to North America (cultivar)


Begins the season with showy burdgundy foliage that is highlighted with tones of deep green by mid-summer.  Dark red stems hold the panicules of lavender pink flowers over a long flowering season in spring.  


3-4 ft


2-3 ft


3-4 ft

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Penstemon digitalis 'Pocahontas' Characteristics

Attracts Wildlife

  • Butterflies
  • Songbirds
  • Pollinators
  • Hummingbirds


  • Drought Tolerant
  • Cut Flower
  • Clay Soil
  • Long Blooming
  • Interesting Foliage
  • East-Coast Native


  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Deer Resistant

  • Deer Resistant

Flowering Months

  • June
  • May
  • April

Foliage Color

  • Burgundy

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Salt Tolerance

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Summer
  • Spring

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Dry

Plants that work well with Penstemon digitalis 'Pocahontas'

Black Eyed Susan Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm')
Blue false indigo Blue false indigo (Baptisia australis)
New Jersey tea New Jersey tea (Ceanothus americanus)
Wild bergamot Wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)
Tall, Rough blazing star Tall, Rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

Substitutions for Penstemon digitalis 'Pocahontas'

Cardinal flower Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis 'New Moon Maroon')
Beard tongue Beard tongue (Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red')