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Penstemon Collection


RIPPING BELL-SHAPED FLOWERS WILL FILL YOUR GARDEN WITH COLOUR FOR OVER SIX MONTHS OF THE YEAR
Penstemon will become the insomniac party animals of your garden. Summer arrives and they’re flowering, summer ends and they are still at it, autumn turns up and they are still flowering relentlessly. Oblivious of drought or rain, resists slugs and other pests, thrives in most soil conditions in sun or part shade and propagates so painlessly. Easy to grow too. Height 60-90cm (24-36"). Spread 45 60cm (18-24"). Hardy perennials. Delivered in April as well-rooted young plants approx. 6" from root base to stem tip.

This collection comprises of;
Apple Blossom
Blackbird
Garnet
Heavenly Blue
Laura
Maurice Gibb
Midnight
Pershore Pink Necklace
Snowstorm
Vanilla Plum
Amelia Jane
Czar


Flower Colour
Cream, Lilac, Pink, Purple, Red

Type of garden
Container Gardening, Cottage Garden, Prairie Style planting, Small Gardens

Hardiness
Hardy Perennial

Category
Perennials

Other
Bees and Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest, Great Ground Cover, Ideal for Beginners, Pest Resistant, Suitable for Container

Flowering Time
Summer

Aspect
Sun or Partial Shade

Spread
45-60cm (18-24")

Height
45-60cm (18-24"), 70cm (28"), 75cm (30"), 80cm (32"), 90cm (36")

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. For autumn deliveries please pot on 4 weeks and if the weather is good then you can pop then in the garden, with an extra mulch. If cold then please pop in a sheltered spot for overwintering in pots for the winter. 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: 03 Aug 2017 (+/- 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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