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  • beard tongue
  • Eventual height: 0.55m
  • Eventual spread: 0.45m

Penstemon 'Arabesque Appleblossom'

beard tongue

Perfect for pollinators
9cm pot £5.99
9cm pot £5.99

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to October
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (will need winter protection in cold areas)

    'Arabesque Appleblossom' forms a bushy clump of foliage, from which upright stems arise in midsummer, each with a succession of pink-flushed, creamy white flowers. These are attractive to bees and other pollinating insects and can also be cut for the vase. Compact and long flowering, they make valuable additions to the border, and will fit easily into both formal and informal settings.

  • Garden care: Remove the faded blooms regularly to prolong flowering. Apply a dry mulch around the base of the plant to protect the roots from frost damage and cut back in spring when new shoots appear low down on the stem. Lift and divide congested clumps in spring.