Penstemon Collection
Penstemon Collection
Penstemon Collection
Penstemon Collection
Penstemon Collection
Penstemon Collection
Penstemon Collection
Penstemon Collection
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Penstemon Collection

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.
  • Three varieties that perfectly complement each other effortlessly.
  • Hardy perennials that will come back year after year even bigger and better than before.
  • Supplied as 3 x established plants in 9cm pots, ready to plant out. Reaching a height of 90cm and spread of 30cm.

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

In shades of pink and purple that all complement each other perfectly, this collection will make an exceptional addition to your summer planting scheme. 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.

In this collection:

  • ‘Sour Grapes’ – Amazing purple flowers splashed with blue. Another holder of the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
  • ‘Ice Cream Blackberry’ – Rich dark purple flowers.
  • ‘Strawberries and Cream’ – Lovely pale pink flowers with red stripes.
  • Each variety in this collection has been 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.

    Easy to grow and winter hardy, you’re guaranteed masses of spectacular flowers that are also great for cutting for indoor arrangements. 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.

    Supplied as 3 x established plants in 9cm pots, ready to plant out. Reaching a height of 90cm and spread of 30cm.

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    Supplied as 3 x established plants in 9cm pots, ready to plant out. Reaching a height of 90cm and spread of 30cm.

    Plant Care Information

    RHS Perfect Pollinators
    RHS Perfect Pollinators
    Perfect In Pots
    Perfect In Pots
    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
    90 cm
    30 cm
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    1. If you're not totally happy with your order, return it within 30 days and we'll replace or refund in full!
    2. Should any hardy plant fail to thrive thereafter, we'll replace free of charge - you just pay the P&P
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