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Origin: US Native Wildflower

Other Common Names: Cobaea Beardtongue, Red Beardtongue, Showy Beardtongue

Duration: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Height: 18 in to 24 in

Spacing: 15 in to 18 in

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade

Soil Moisture: Dry

USDA Zone: 4b-10b

Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Sow seeds on soil surface at 45F and water. Slow to germinate.

Seeds Per Oz: 12000

Large, tufted, pale lavender blooms appear every spring, and the long staminodes that sometimes protrude out of the flower give it an appearance of an open mouth with a tongue sticking out. Some call it Beard-Tongue for this reason! Pollination is accomplished by various species of bees that squeeze themselves into the long, tubular flower. Quite the amazing sight if you are fortunate enough to observe it! Hummingbirds also enjoy these ornate wildflowers!

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Note: Many wildflowers can grow in areas outside of their natural range.


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