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Penstemon ‘Port Wine’

Beardtongue

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourDark red
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Penstemon ‘Port Wine’ (Beardtongue). Port red flowers are held aloft from mid green foliage.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

North and Central America.

Interest and use

Ornamental

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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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