Beard tongue

Penstemon 'Patio Bells Shell'

Beard tongue - Penstemon  'Patio Bells Shell'

Common Name: Beard tongue
Genus: Penstemon
Cultivar: 'Patio Bells Shell'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 0.50 m (50 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.40 m (40 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to August

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

The throat of the buff pink flowers are delicately veined with magenta creating a very attractive marbled effect. The outward facing to slightly nodding flowers form in loose racemes above the upright linear green foliage. A charming cultivar that will become tolerant of drought once established.

  • Garden care: Remove the faded blooms regularly to prolong flowering. Cut back and compost the spent flower stems in autumn and apply a dry mulch around the crown of the plant to protect against frost damage.


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