Penstemon

Penstemon 'Stapleford Gem'

Penstemon - Penstemon  'Stapleford Gem'

Common Name: Penstemon
Genus: Penstemon
Cultivar: 'Stapleford Gem'

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 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

Vivid almost luminous lilac flowers are produced on tall stems among lance-shaped bright green leaves. The flowers are tubular rather like foxgloves and if you deadhead regularly they will persist until the first frosts. This pretty easy-to-grow perennial will quickly form large leafy clumps and is perfect for adding a splash of colour to the middle of a sunny well-drained border.

  • 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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