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PENSTEMON

Commonly known as Beard tongue

All Flower - JUL-AUG

Genus of approximately 250 species of deciduous, semi-evergreen or evergreen perennials and subshrubs from a variety of habitats from open plains to subalpine and alpine areas in North and Central America.

Further Reading....
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
    Elliptic to narrowly ovate leaves 12cm (4¾in) long
  • Red
    Bright cerise with white throat
  • White
  • Height
    80cm (32in)
  • Spread
    45cm (18in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - bees. Deadhead to prolong flowering. Leave foliage through winter for protection.
    Pests & Diseases
    Chrysanthemum eelworm, powdery mildew.
    Place of origin
    Garden origin.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern
    Panicles
    Tubular
    5-7cm (2-3in) long
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Give winter mulch
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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80cm (32in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  45cm (18in)
 

Buy Varieties of PENSTEMON

PENSTEMON 'Blackbird'

PENSTEMON 'Blackbird'

Beard tongue

dark purple

 
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PENSTEMON 'Firebird'

PENSTEMON 'Firebird'

Beard tongue

bright red with dark stripes and throat

 
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PENSTEMON 'Garnet'

PENSTEMON 'Garnet'

Beard tongue

deep crimson-wine

 
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PENSTEMON 'Heavenly Blue'

PENSTEMON 'Heavenly Blue'

Beard tongue, Foothill penstemon

(syn. P. heterophyllus 'Heavenly Blue') - low-growing with plentiful lilac-blue flowers

 
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PENSTEMON 'Hewell's Pink Bedder'

PENSTEMON 'Hewell's Pink Bedder'

Beard tongue

bright pink with cream throat

 
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PENSTEMON 'Hidcote Pink'

PENSTEMON 'Hidcote Pink'

Beard tongue

bright pink with cream throat

 
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PENSTEMON 'Mother of Pearl'

PENSTEMON 'Mother of Pearl'

Beard tongue

off-white and purple with dark throat markings

 
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PENSTEMON 'Sour Grapes'

PENSTEMON 'Sour Grapes'

Beard tongue

greyish-blue flowers suffused with rich purple and tinged green

 
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PENSTEMON 'White Bedder'

PENSTEMON 'White Bedder'

Beard tongue

(syn. Snow Storm) - clear white with pink tinge

 
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