Named after the English pirate Blackbeard, this cultivated variety has foliage that emerges dark red and deepens to almost black. Strong burgundy stems hold spires of tubular lilac-pink flowers, followed by burgundy seed pods. Rugged and easy to grow.
About Beardtongue, Foxglove
Elongated, triangular leaves ripple slightly on upright stems. Not related to foxglove (Digitalis); it's so named because the June flowers resemble miniature foxgloves. Self-seeds, though not in a bad way. See more beardtongue in Perennials.