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Penstemon - 'Pennington Gem' (Beard Tongue)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Summer late), Medium green Foliage
Care Regular Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Half hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Penstemon - Cultivation Notes

Penstemon prefers a sunny sheltered location. This perennial is not fully hardy so avoid cold areas. Phlox flourishes on humus rich sandy soil soils. Cut stems after flowers fade. Cut back hard in Autumn / divide every 3-4 years. Mulch in autumn.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Penstemon:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing

Weaknesses of Penstemon

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils
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