Beard tongue

Penstemon 'Rich Ruby'

Beard tongue - Penstemon  'Rich Ruby'

Common Name: Beard tongue
Genus: Penstemon
Cultivar: 'Rich Ruby'

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

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

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

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


A tall cultivar that produces upright reddish-purple stems which are brimming with deep crimson bell-shaped flowers that have a bluish hue and a white-streaked throat. Colourful and prolific flowers in summer and autumn.

  • 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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