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Penstemon digitalis ‘Purpurea’

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.5m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite purple
  • Leaf ColourMid-green

Description

Penstemon digitalis ‘Purpurea’ (Penstemon). A vigorous perennial bearing spikes of white-purple flowers in mid summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Sub-shrub

Origin

United States

Interest and use

Border, cutting bed, wildflower/meadow. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will thrive in fertile, well-drained soil with full sun. This is a hardy plant that enjoys a good mulching in colder climates during the winter months.

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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