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Penstemon confertus

Yellow penstemon

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.5m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourBright yellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Penstemon confertus (Yellow penstemon). An evergreen perennial shrub or herb from west-North America. Produces bright yellow, tubular summer flowers and lance-shaped to linear leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Sub-shrub

Origin

Western N. America

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -39°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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

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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