Penstemon (syn. Garnet)

Penstemon 'Andenken an Friedrich Hahn'

Penstemon (syn. Garnet) - Penstemon  'Andenken an Friedrich Hahn'

Common Name: Penstemon (syn. Garnet)
Genus: Penstemon
Cultivar: 'Andenken an Friedrich Hahn'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.50 m (50 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Elegant spikes of small tubular foxglove-like flowers appear from July to October among lance-shaped bright green leaves. This vibrant easy-to-grow perennial commemorates an 18th century German astronomer. It will quickly form large leafy clumps and is perfect for adding a splash of colour to the middle of a sunny well-drained border. The sumptuous deep wine-red flowers contrast well with acid greens and silver leaved plants or with wispy grasses and spiky leaves.

  • Garden care: Remove the faded blooms regularly to prolong flowering. Apply a dry mulch around the base of the plant to protect the roots from frost damage and cut back in spring when new shoots appear low down on the stem. Lift and divide congested clumps in spring.


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