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Penstemon cobaea 'Wedding Bells' Mixed (Garden Ready)

Hardy Perennial

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants
Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.

Penstemon cobaea 'Wedding Bells' (also known as Orchestra Mixed) combines some of the best penstemons from T&M's own breeding programme. Satin, bell-shaped flowers in a variety of bright colours and patterns are carried over a particularly long flowering period, above glossy, semi-evergreen foliage. A fantastic alternative to Antirrhinums (snapdragons) in annual bedding schemes, these compact penstemon plants boast large flowers and superb weather resistance. Easy to maintain, these hardy perennials are also attractive to bees. Height: 50cm (18"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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Ideal For:
cottage gardens, wildlife gardens
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September, October
Position:
sun or semi shade
    • 30 penstemon garden ready plants

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    • Despatch: By end of June 2017
    • £14.99
Pot up penstemon plants and grow them on in frost free conditions until plants are well grown. Pinch out the growing tips while plants are still small to encourage bushier growth. When plants are well developed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days before planting them outdoors into borders and patio containers. 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.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. Most disappointing Penstemon

    By Nitty Chamcheon 06-06-2016

    My experience is very similar to the other reviewer. Only 11 plants survives out of 24 delivered. Will not order it again

    Ryan
    06-06-2016

    Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. If you would like to contact our Customer Care Department at ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be more than happy to look in to this further for you.

  2. Penstemon 2, the saga continues

    By Wayne edwards 02-06-2016

    I too ordered 30 garden ready plants, which arrived yesterday. at least 30% of them were looking extremely sorry for themselves, having fallen out of the planting tray. several had broken stems and I thing will be difficult to salvage. Of those that are healthy, some are significantly smaller than others and, overall the product leaves me filled with disappointment. Whilst you claim to ensure the product is dispatched in perfect condition, I am struggling to accept the truth of that. Furthermore, I think a review of your current couriers methods of handling is necessary, to prevent further mishap in transit, This is NOT the first time this has happened, and although, in general, the products delivered are of good quality, I will certainly think twice before ordering on line again. Yours Wayne Edwards (Mr)

    Anne
    02-06-2016

    Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. At your earliest convenience please contact our Customer Care Department at ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be more than happy to look into this further for you.

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