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Penstemon - 'Catherine De La Mere' (Beard Tongue)

Penstemon - 'Catherine De La Mere' (Beard Tongue)
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Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Spiky Foliage / Spiky Upright Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Purple Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost 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:

  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas

Weaknesses of Penstemon

  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Penstemon:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
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