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Penstemon pinifolius

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.1m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourOrange red
  • Leaf ColourMid green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Penstemon pinifolius. This is an evergreen subshrub, The flowers are 2-lipped and bright orange-red, they are produced for much of the summer. The leaves are needle-like.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well 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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