Pair of Penstemon hartwegii
Pair of Penstemon hartwegii
Pair of Penstemon hartwegii
Pair of Penstemon hartwegii
Pair of Penstemon hartwegii
Pair of Penstemon hartwegii
Pair of Penstemon hartwegii
Pair of Penstemon hartwegii
Pair of Penstemon hartwegii
Pair of Penstemon hartwegii
Pair of Penstemon hartwegii
Pair of Penstemon hartwegii
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Pair of Penstemon hartwegii

A wonderful collection of cottage garden classics.
  • A fabulous collection of stunning Penstemons in shades of pink and purple.
  • Beautiful upright spires of bell-shaped flowers that bees and butterflies adore all summer and into autumn.
  • Two varieties that perfectly complement each other, ‘Ice Cream Blackberry’ and ‘Strawberries and Cream’.
  • Hardy perennials that grow bigger and better each year.
  • Supplied as 2 x established plants in 9cm pots, ready to plant out.

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Item: 560913
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Penstemons are a classic cottage garden perennial that has enchanting bell-shaped flowers in a range of bright colours.

We’ve brought together two fabulous varieties in shades of pink and purple that complement each other perfectly. Both are recommended by the RHS as a 'Plant for Pollinators' the flowers are produced through the spring and summer and are a favourite with butterflies and bees.

In This collection:

  • ‘Ice Cream Blackberry’ – ‘Ice Cream Blackberry’ has elegant flowers in shades of rich purple with attractive white markings on their throats opening from red wine-coloured buds. The luxurious upright spires appear in from June and continue well into the autumn.
  • ‘Strawberries and Cream’ – Ice Cream Strawberries and Cream’ is perfectly named, with sturdy upright spires boasting pink tinged, creamy coloured buds opening to delicious looking flowers in shades of pale pink and white with red and white striped throats. Flowering from June until October, these unusual Penstemons will be a real talking point in your garden!

Superb grown in beds and borders, Penstemons prefer well-drained soil and forms large clumps over time, rewarding you with more flowers year on year. Looking after them is easy too, occasionally deadhead fading blooms to prolong the display and cover plants with a dry mulch of compost in late autumn to protect the roots from frost.

Grow them in a sunny or slightly shaded spot and they’ll flower in upright spires for month after month from June until the autumn. Easy to grow and winter hardy, you’re guaranteed masses of spectacular flowers that are also great for cutting for indoor arrangements.

Supplied as 2 x established plants in 9cm pots, ready to plant out.

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Supplied as 2 x established plants in 9cm pots, ready to plant out.

Plant Care Information

RHS Perfect Pollinators
RHS Perfect Pollinators
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

Cut back hard to just above new growth once it appears in spring.

Care Information

  • Plants are best planted out in the spring or summer, especially if your soil is clay as they dislike winter wet.
  • Penstemons do best in a warm, sunny position and are drought tolerant once established.
  • When planting, add well-rotted manure or compost to the planting hole.
  • Unpack plugs immediately, and stand them in water for an hour.
  • If you can’t do this, they can sit in Mini Greenhouses for a week if upright and not too wet.
  • Plugs may be slightly dry or yellow after being in a dark box in the post but they’ll quickly recover.
  • Put them somewhere warm, light and airy such as a windowsill or greenhouse.
  • When potting on, handle plugs carefully. Pot on using our 9cm pots using good multi-purpose compost.
  • Give your plants a good water initially, then only when the top compost starts to dry. They don’t like to be left in standing water.
  • Plant approx. 20cm (8in) apart to allow them room to grow.
    Water well until established.
  • Feed using a high-potash feed such as Blooming Fast Superior Soluble Fertiliser for Flowers & Fruits, to encourage flowering.
  • Dead-head when flowers fade to encourage more flowers.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Planting Time
Flowering Time
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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
75 cm
50 cm
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