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  • beard tongue collection

Penstemon Arabesque collection

beard tongue collection

Perfect for pollinators
2+1 FREE collections £45.00 £30.00
2+1 FREE collections £45.00 £30.00
1 collection £15.00

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)

    Compact in habit, with densely packed spikes of larger than average flowers providing colour from July to October. They will look great in an informal or cottage garden style border.

    One collection contains one of each of the following plants, all supplied in 9cm pots.

  • Penstemon Arabesque Violet: Appearing over a long period from early to midsummer, the flowers of this elegant perennial are larger than average and put on a dazzling display in borders or pots. Try mixing it with softer pinks, or opt for rich plum and purple tones. Grows to 55cm.

  • Penstemon Arabesque Red: Bees and other pollinating insects will seek out the large and showy flowers of this easy to grow perennial. The blooms can appear as early as June, and once it gets going, it usually won't stop until well into autumn, so it really does put on a dazzling - and prolonged display. Grows to 55cm.

  • Penstemon Arabesque Pink: Branching stems rise up in summer, bearing lashings of large trumpet-shaped flowers, each with a pink flush to the outer edges of the petal lobes. An easy to grow yet very rewarding perennial, it mixes easily and should be considered a staple of the summer garden. Grows to 55cm.

  • 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.