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Penstemon 'Blue Springs'


Penstemon 'Blue Springs' (Penstemon heterophyllus (Penstemon))

Spurred on by Annie and Shirley who both sent me Penstemons which appear to be growing.....I decided to give it a go when I saw this beautiful blue one, purporting to be hardier than most. I can never resist a true blue flower.



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I know what you mean Karen, this is lovely...:>)

21 Jul, 2012

 

OOh - you and me both! Lovely colour - have never seen these before.

21 Jul, 2012

 

It's a shorter growing one than the usuals, and claims to be hardier. It's very similar to the blue one I had in the past that just wouldn't grow, but a different name, so here's hoping!

21 Jul, 2012

 

yes that's a lovely one :-)

21 Jul, 2012

 

I bought a deep pink penstemon last year Karen - was guaranteed it was hardy - it's coming on great - a wee bit more sun and it will be gorgeous.
I was advised to cut the stems back to 8 inches for the winter and cut the dead stems out when new foliage appeared. I did give it a wee bit straw for luck. What's her face from Beechgrove Garden was serving me giving out the advice!!
First time I've ever brought a penstemon through winter - mind you - I would not have described our winter this year as winter!!

21 Jul, 2012

 

No, we had a fairly mild one this year, although we had more frosts than usual by quite a long way...but no snow thankfully!

22 Jul, 2012

 

This one is very pretty, have added it to favs/list :o)

24 Jul, 2012

 

:) Thanks!

24 Jul, 2012



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