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Penstemon glaber

Beardtongue

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourBlue, pink, white
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Penstemon glaber (Beardtongue). A branched, evergreen perennial shrub or herb from west-North America. Produces blue, pink, white summer flowers and lance-shaped to linear leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Sub-shrub

Origin

Wyoming

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°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

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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