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Penstemon hirsutus ‘Pygmaeus’

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.1m
  • Spread0.1m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourWhite purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Penstemon hirsutus ‘Pygmaeus’. An evergreen, short-lived, compact shrub with spikes of tubular, white flowers flushed purple, borne in the summer. Has dense, dark green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Sub-shrub

Origin

North America

Interest and use

This is suitable for a trough.

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

Propagation

You can propagate by seed in autumn or spring or by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings of non-flowering shoots in mid-summer. Propagate cultivars by cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May be damaged by slugs and snails and powdery mildew.

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