Beard tongue

Penstemon 'Pensham Czar'

Beard tongue - Penstemon  'Pensham Czar'

Common Name: Beard tongue
Genus: Penstemon
Cultivar: 'Pensham Czar'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.70 m (70 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.40 m (40 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Purple, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to October

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

Elegant trumpert-shaped flowers with a white throat and a broad purple rim appear on the upright spikes from midsummer and last well into the autumn. Hardier than many of the other Penstemons, this semi-evergreen perennial has been bred to withstand heavy rains and strong winds. A cottage garden classic that will provide colour and structure for many months.

  • 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 in autumn. Leave the old foliage to protect the new shoots from frost and then cut it back by a third in spring.


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