Every purchase supports the work of the RHS Every purchase supports the work of the RHS
  • beard tongue
  • Eventual height: 0.5m
  • Eventual spread: 0.6m

Penstemon 'Apple Blossom'

beard tongue

RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators £5.99
Pot size 9cm pot
9cm pot
Quantity
  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to October
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (will need winter protection in cold areas)

    Clusters of small, white-throated, pale pink, bell-shaped flowers appear for several months from midsummer above the mounds of mid-green foliage. This pretty perennial is perfect for the middle of a sunny, mixed or herbaceous border, where it will mix happily with richer pinks, white and most shades of blue or purple. For the best results chose a well-drained site as it strongly dislikes waterlogged winter soils.

  • 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.
Share

Goes well with...

  • Agastache Blue Fortune
    Agastache 'Blue Fortune'
    £8.99 Buy
  • Geranium Brookside
    Geranium 'Brookside'
    £5.99 Buy