| Beardtongue |
| Penstemon barbatus|
| Uses: Medicinal
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 5-8) |
| When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall
|| Ease of Germination: Easy |
Considered a ‘life medicine’ by the Navajo people who have used it for menstrual pain, stomach ache, wounds, swellings and coughs. Brilliant red tubular flowers. Prefers sandy or gravelly soil on a slope.