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Penstemon ‘Evelyn’

Beardtongue

Garden

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.5m to 0.65m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourRed pink
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Penstemon ‘Evelyn’ (Beardtongue). This is a tall perennial hybrid growing to about 75cm tall with very narrow leaves and lots of slightly curved pale pink flowers. It is very frost hardy.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Sub-shrub

Origin

North and Central America.

Interest and use

Rock garden, cutting bed, border

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°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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