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Penstemon ‘Six Hills’

Beardtongue

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPurple blue
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green

Description

Penstemon ‘Six Hills’ (Beardtongue). This annual evergreen bears rounded, grey-green leaves. Spikes of small, funnel-shaped, purple-blue flowers appear in late spring and early summer.

Characteristics

Annual, 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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