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Penstemon 'Pensham Plum Jerkum' (Beard Tongue)

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Penstemon 'Pensham Plum Jerkum' (beard tongue)

Penstemon 'Pensham Plum Jerkum' (Beard Tongue)


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Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
Rate of growth: average Flowering period: July to October Flower colour: deep purple with a white throat
Hardiness: fully hardy (borderline)
Sumptuous plum flowers with a white, mottled throat appear on upright stems for an extended period from midsummer.Originally bred by Edward Wilson, of Pershire Plant Raisers, the Pensham Penstemons were bred to withstand lower temperatures and inclement weather, as well as produce beautifully coloured flowers for a longer period than most of the other varieties. This gorgeous cultivar is a triumph, and will look super in a border with a 'bruised' colour scheme.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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