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Penstemon Catherine de la Mare AGM


The insomniac party animals of the plant world that do without sleep for six months of the year. Summer arrives and they start flowering, summer ends and they are still at it, autumn comes around and they still show no signs of tiring. Tell them the party is over and they will just laugh!!

What other perennial is oblivious of drought or rain, resists slugs and other pests, positively thrives in most soil conditions in containers or borders, sun or part shade and propagates so painlessly?  Spread 45cm (18”).  Fully hardy perennial. Supplied as young plants.



Flower Colour
Lilac, Pink

Other
Bees and Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Suitable for Container

Hardiness
Hardy Perennial

Category
Perennials

Delivery
May onwards

Flowering Time
Autumn, Long Flowering, Summer

Aspect
Sun or Partial Shade

Spread
45cm (18")

Height
70cm (28")

Penstemon

Soil

Unfussy on soil conditions as long as it well-drained.

Position

Full sun or partial shade

Cutting

Yes

Flowering

June to November often longer

Additional Information

Overwatering young plants can be detrimental. Let the compost dry out before re-watering and give plenty of ventilation. Once established, dead-head regularly to encourage further flowering. Slug and rabbit resistant. Cut back in late spring, not autumn, to 25cm to encourage basal growth. Propagate by taking cuttings from non flowering shoots in summer.***Please note that for Penstemon Dark Towers that unlicensed propagation is prohibited. ******* Hardy perennial.

Delivery Date: 05 Oct 2018 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.


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"Thank you ladies for your beautiful plants.
Praise also, for the Bulrush Compost, of which I have purchased 8 bags during the past six months. It is superb and my garden has flourished.
Bless you,
Kind wishes"
 
Janet Morgan
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