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Plant Family: Plantaginaceae
1 in stock
Quantity or Pot size: 1 litre pot
(Syn. Penstemon 'Garnet'.) Cultivar with an abundance of deep red-pink flowers from midsummer to mid-autumn. Goes with everything including bright reds and softer shades. A good strong growing hardy penstemon which has been a favorite with gardeners for years. Evergreen.
Penstemons have long, tubular flowers which resemble that of a foxglove (to which they are related) in a wide range of colours. They make a bold statement in a herbaceous or mixed border and are valued for their colourful displays from mid to late late summer. They like well drained soil and do quite well on poorer soils. They are best in full sun but will tolerate light, dappled shade. Some are herbaceous perennials, others are evergreen sub-shrubs. Cut back all the old growth in late spring when you see new growth starting to appear from the base. Loved by bees.
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Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);
The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.