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Penstemon ‘Burgundy’

Beardtongue

Garden

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.7m to 0.9m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourDark red
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Penstemon ‘Burgundy’ (Beardtongue). This perennial is quite large leaved and bears large tubular pendant dark red or burgundy coloured flowers with white marked throats.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Sub-shrub

Origin

North and Central America.

Interest and use

Rock garden, cutting bed, border, flower arranging Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will thrive in fertile, well-drained soil with full sun. Cut back hard after flowering.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed in autumn or spring or by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings of non-flowering shoots in mid-summer. Propagate cultivars by cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May be damaged by slugs and snails and powdery mildew.

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