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Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red' (Large Plant)

Beard Tongue

Hardy Perennial

Sophisticated elegance, coupled with real staying power! These bushy, hardy perennials form neat semi evergreen clumps, with long summer displays of trumpet-like florets. Penstemon 'Husker Red' is distinctly different, with ruby-red foliage, and blush-white flowers.

Penstemon plants are known for being tough, reliable perennials, which will flower all summer long and into autumn. Penstemon 'Husker Red' also battles through rain and drought, and is remarkably slug resistant too. A classic cottage garden plant. Height and Spread: 50cm (20").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September
Position:
full sun
    • 1 x 1 litre potted penstemon plant

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    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted penstemon plants

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    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
    • £16.99
Grow penstemon in a sunny or semi shaded position on fertile, well drained soil. Penstemons can tolerate dry soils once established but dislike heavy soils that are particularly cold and wet in winter. Improve heavy soils by adding plenty of coarse grit prior to planting.
Feed and water penstemons regularly until they are fully established. Once established they are reasonably tolerant of drought and will require little maintenance. Deadhead faded penstemon flowers to maintain the plant’s vigour and encourage further blooms to be produced. In cold areas apply a dry mulch of bark chips of straw around the crown of each plant in autumn. Leave the old foliage intact until spring to protect plants during winter.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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