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Penstemon newberryi

Mountain pride

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.2m to 0.25m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourPink red
  • Leaf ColourDark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Penstemon newberryi (Mountain pride). This is a woody evergreen subshrub. The leaves are elliptical with finely serrated edges. The flowers are red about 25mm long and will open in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Sub-shrub

Origin

California

Interest and use

Rock gardens or edging

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°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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