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Penstemon ‘Maurice Gibbs’

Beardtongue

Garden

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourRed pink, white
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Penstemon ‘Maurice Gibbs’ (Beardtongue). In mid summer to early autumn, this large-leaved perennial has spikes of large, bell-shaped, pink-red flowers with white 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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