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Penstemon Pentastic collection (PBR)

penstemon collection

Perfect for pollinators £44.97 £29.98
Pot size 2+1 FREE collections
2+1 FREE collections
1 collection
Quantity

Buy our Penstemon collection of 3 penstemon plants (1 of each variety) for £14.99, or buy 2 collections for £29.98 and receive a third collection free. That's 9 penstemons in total (6, plus another 3 free!). All supplied in 9cm pots.

Buy our Penstemon collection of 3 penstemon plants (1 of each variety) for £14.99, or buy 2 collections for £29.98 and receive a third collection free. That's 9 penstemons in total (6, plus another 3 free!). All supplied in 9cm pots.

  • 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)

    The penstemons in the ‘Pentastic Series’ are noted for their compact habit and disease resistance. Their large flowers appear on well-branching stems over a long period and are attractive to bees and other pollinating insects. They will provide a colourful and prolonged display, so make valuable additions to pots and borders. Originating from a wide range of habitats from prairies to alpine areas throughout North and Central America, penstemons flower best in a sunny spot, but are tolerant of a little light shade. Prepare the soil well before planting, and remove the faded flowers regularly to encourage more to form. Hardier than many other forms, they will however benefit from a dry winter mulch in regions that are prone to hard frosts.

    In each collection you will receive 3 × 9cm penstemon plants, one of each of the following -

  • 'Pentastic Pink'The outward facing to slightly nodding, two-tone flowers of this charming cultivar makes it an invaluable gap-filler for the front of the border. Team with old-fashioned roses and late-flowering perennials. Grows to 30cm.

  • 'Pentastic Red' Vibrant red flowers that flare out at their lobed tips to show the white eye, form in dense racemes above the linear green foliage. They look splendid when planted in bold drifts through a hot themed border. Grows to 30cm.

  • 'Pentastic Rose'White throated tubular-bell-shaped flowers top upright clumps of glossy, green foliage. Ideal in a cottage garden setting where their soft colouring blends with richer pinks, purples and blues. Grows to 30cm.

  • 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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