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Penstemon Collection


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 45-100cm (18-40"). Spread 45-60cm (18-24").


This collection comprises of;
Appleblossom
Blackbird
Firebird
Flamingo
Heavenly Blue
Hewells Pink
Maurice Gibb
Midnight
Sour Grapes
Stapleford gem
Wedding Day
Windsor Red
Flower Colour
Lilac, Pink, Purple, Red, White

Type of garden
Container Gardening, Contemporary Gardening, Cottage Garden, Small Gardens, Urban Garden

Hardiness
Hardy Perennial

Category
Perennials

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

Flowering Time
Autumn, Summer

Aspect
Sun or Partial Shade

Spread
45-60cm (18-24")

Height
100cm (40"), 45cm (18")

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: 20 Apr 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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