||wildflowers|height 18-24"|spread 8-15"|full sun|white/pink flowers in Spring|attracts butterflies/bumblebees||
Madrone Nursery's new cultivar, "Prairie Gal" is a showy addition to your garden.
|Prairie Foxglove (Penstemon cobaea)
Once a common wildflower of the central U.S. prairies, this gorgeous perennial has fallen victim to suburban development and digging. It is quickly disappearing from our area.
From a tidy rosette form, the plant sends up 18-24" spikes of large bell-like flowers in April and May. The flowers continue to put on a show for 6-8 weeks. It is easy to see why this is a popular native species. Prairie Foxglove loves a sunny meadow or flowerbed, is long-lived, and tolerates poor soils.
Flower spikes need to be protected from browsing deer.