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Penstemon barbatus ‘Coccineus’

Beardtongue

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourOrange red
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Penstemon barbatus ‘Coccineus’ (Beardtongue). This perennial produces spikes of orange-red flowers with lance-shaped, green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Sub-shrub

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Cutting bed, borders Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy, Humus-rich, Loamy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They will thrive in fertile, well-drained soil with full sun. You can propagate by division in the spring or from seed in the spring or autumn.

Propagation

Cuttings of non-flowering side shoots. Protect stems to ground level

Pests, diseases or disorders

May be damaged by slugs and snails and powdery mildew.

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