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.
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By pauline doel 15-06-2014
i also found these new size plugs don't travel good. On the first batch 5 were dead the rest looked sorry I did let Thompson and Morgan know they were very good I received a new batch again, they did not travel good
But the good news is I took great care in them and now My garden looks beautiful the plants are coming along nice and strong.
Please don't give up on them
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Condition of plants on arrival
By Raye Johnson 02-05-2014
I ordered 12 plug plants for £9.99, and they arrived in an appalling state. The plants were not strong enough to cope with the rigors of the postal system. The packaging is inadequate; being shaken around in transit causes the plugs to be loosened from the holders. Most arrived loose in the packaging. Out of 12 plants I managed to get five to grow. I complained to T&M and they did send a replacement, but these arrived in a worse condition than the first lot. One plant was very clearly dead, and about four had the growing shoot broken off. I asked for my money back and it was duly refunded.
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