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Penstemon campanulatus

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.3m to 0.55m
  • Spread0.45m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPink purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Penstemon campanulatus. This is a frost-hardy, semi-evergreen perennial, It is tall with narrow, serrated, 8cm long leaves. The flowers are funnel to bell-shaped, reddish purple to violet, they bloom from early summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Sub-shrub

Origin

Mexico & Guatemala

Interest and use

Rock garden, cutting bed, border, flower arranging Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will thrive in fertile, well-drained soil with full sun.

Propagation

You can propagate by division in the spring or from seed in the spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May be damaged by slugs and snails and powdery mildew.

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