Penstemon smalliiBeard Tongue, Small's Penstemon

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Perfect for naturalistic planting

Broad leaves that turn reddish bronze in winter

Showy blooms in late spring and early summer

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Height Up to 60cm (24in)
Spread Up to 40cm (16in)

Hardy Perennial

cottage gardenswildlife gardenscut flower garden

sun or semi shade

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Description

This lovely species penstemon is ideal for naturalistic planting. Flowering earlier than border hybrid penstemons, Penstemon smallii also has larger, broader leaves that become flushed with reddish bronze over winter. In late spring and early summer, striking deep purple-bronze stems bear showy light purple blooms. Each has a white throat that is delicately patterned with darker purple. Native to woodland margins and rocky slopes, Small’s penstemon can cope with a semi-shaded position as well as full sun, and enjoys a free-draining soil. Height: 60cm (24in). Spread: 40cm (16in).

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2 x 1 Litre Potted Plants (T64531P)

1 x 1 Litre Potted Plant (64530)

How to Grow
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.
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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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