×
To buy, sell or swap plants and use our full service please log in or sign up – GreenPlantSwap is completely free!
Record your plants before you lose the plant labels! Just tick the ‘Garden’ box (below) on each plant. Learn more

Penstemon ‘Garnet’

Beardtongue

Garden

Wishlist

  • Penstemon ‘Garnet’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.4m to 0.8m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPink red
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Penstemon ‘Garnet’ (Beardtongue). This vigorous, bushy perennial bears from mid summer to autumn, sprays of tubular, pink-red flowers with dark green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Sub-shrub

Origin

North and Central America.

Interest and use

Rock garden, cutting bed, border

Search or browse our Glossary of 3,000+ botanical and plant-related terms


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


  • Penstemon ‘Garnet’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

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.

Search or browse our Glossary of 3,000+ botanical and plant-related terms


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Other Penstemon posts

To view Penstemon plants offered near you, enter your postcode or log in.

Get started & find out why

Posts of the WeekPosts & Events

Open your garden for Thrive
Sunflower

“It’s not just gardening,
it makes us healthier and happier”

Production v5.9.2 (00577d2)