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Penstemon Dark Towers



Dark Towers is a highly sought-after unusual Penstemon displaying unique dark bronze, semi-evergreen foliage. In early summer on tall stately spires, a profusion of long-lasting delicate blooms appear and will last into September in favourable weather conditions.

From round, tight buds full of promise and optimism, tubular flowers with a dark pink throats and white tips smother the hardy perennial creating an unbeatable floral spectacle.

It tolerates almost any position in the garden but looks fabulous in informal borders or a pot of other perennial plants. They hold well in the vase, so why not add them to a cut flower bouquet for some different texture and colour?

Flower Colour
Pink

Type of garden
Container Gardening, Cottage Garden, Small Gardens

Other
Bees and Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest, Ideal for Beginners, Suitable for Container

Hardiness
Hardy Perennial

Category
Perennials

Delivery
14 day

Flowering Time
Long Flowering, Summer & Autumn

Aspect
Sun or Partial Shade

Spread
45-60cm (18-24")

Promotion
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Height
75cm (30")

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: 10 Jul 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"
 
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