Penstemon 'Schoenholzeri' ('Firebird')

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Plant Family: Plantaginaceae

Price:  £5.50



2 in stock

Size/Qty:  1 litre Pot

Suggested Use:  Cut Flower
Planting Style:  cottage
Season of Interest:  Summer to Autumn
Position/ Situation:  Sunny Border
Sun/ Shade:  Sun to Part Shade
Flower Colour:  Red
Leaf Colour:  Green
Height:  low (up to 3 feet)
Habit/Shape:  Bushy
Evergreen:  Yes
Soil Type:  dry or sandy soil
Soil PH:  No preference
RHS Award of Garden Merit:  Yes
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Hardy
Bee and Butterfly:  Bee
Rabbit & Deer Resistance:  Not Known To Be Resistant
Resistance to Honey Fungus:  Resistant to Honey Fungus

(Syn. P. 'Schoenholzeri') A very long flowering and reliable Penstemon with crimson flowers with a white throat from June-October.  hybrid of the tough and reliable Andenken and Friedrich Hahn (Garnet) and Southgate Gem. Bred in Switzerland in 1939 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.

Mainland UK  £8.50-£10 Local delivery Postcodes IP1-IP8 & CO10 (minimum order value applies please click here for details) FREE
Seeds & cuttings only  £2 Collect from our Nursery (Elmsett, Suffolk, IP7 6LZ) FREE
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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);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Size/Qty" on product information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

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

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