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Penstemon 'Phoenix Red' | 3L Pot

Penstemon

SKU: PB0431

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The Highlights

    • Dense spires of warm ruby red flowers rising from deep green foliage
    • Long summer/autumn flowering right from May to October
    • Dark green and fragrant foliage provides excellent ground cover
    • Hardy and very easy to grow and care for
    • Compact, neat growth perfect for the front of beds and borders
    • RHS Certified 'Plant for Pollinators' This is an award gifted by the Royal Horticultural Society for plants that are very good at attracting and are beneficial for pollinating insects in the UK.MORE 

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Supplied as:

Potted

Height on arrival:

Eventual height:

30cm

Eventual spread:

30cm
This plant will reach a spread of approx 30cm

Time to first crop:

Flower colour:

Ruby Red, Pearl White
Ruby red flowers with white centres on dark, upright stems

Habit:

Clump Forming
The plant forms clumps of foliage with upright stems of flowers

Hardiness:

Hardy
Hardy down to -10ºC.

Rootstock:

Spacing:

30cm
Plant at 30cm intervals to allow for spreading

Care Guide

Good pest and disease resistance

Penstemons can have issues with Slugs and Snails as well as Powdery Mildew. For Slugs and Snails, it is important to keep the area around the plant debris free and as dry as possible, especially at night as slugs and snails love damp conditions. You can use barriers such as egg shells or copper wire to surround the plant to prevent slugs and snails reaching the leaves. For more serious slug and snail control you can also use specific nematodes that will find the pests and cause them to die. To prevent Powdery Mildew you should try to prevent crowded and humid conditions. Properly space plants apart and get rid of any weeds. Water at the soil and try to prevent soil splashing from the soil onto the leaves.MORE

Water often

Water several times a week during hot and dry periods to keep the ground evenly moist. During the non-summer months the rain should provide enough water for the plant, especially after it has established itself after its first year.MORE

Full Sun

Penstemons should be planted where they will receive around 6-8 hours of direct sunlight every day.MORE

Fertile, well-drained soil

The best soil to use is a quality potting mix or garden compost which is filled with rich organic matter and drains water away easily.MORE

Feed annually

Apply a mulch of well-rotted manure or compost in the autumn to protect the roots and to also give the soil added nutrients to promote healthy growth.MORE

Prune regularly

Deadhead the plant regularly to promote continuous blooms. In spring, after the last frost, cut back to just above new shoots, or lowest healthy leaves.MORE