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Plant Family: Plantaginaceae
4 in stock
Size/Qty: 9cm PotHardiness/minimum temperature: HardyPosition/ Situation: Sunny BorderSun/ Shade: Sun to Part ShadePlanting Style: cottageSuggested Use: Cut FlowerSeason of Interest: Summer to AutumnFlower Colour: PinkLeaf Colour: GreenHeight: low (up to 3 feet)Habit/Shape: BushyEvergreen: YesSoil Type: dry or sandy soilSoil PH: No preferenceBee and Butterfly: BeeRabbit & Deer Resistance: Not Known To Be ResistantResistance to Honey Fungus: Resistant to Honey FungusRHS Award of Garden Merit: Yes
A hardy variety with narrow leaves and tall spires of mid- to pastel pink flowers on purple tinged stems over a long period in summer and autumn. Sun to part-shade in well-drained soil.
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