Penstemons are an excellent garden plant. They are easy to grow, attractive for most of the year and flowers generously. Native birds use them as a food source.
POSITION & USES
Penstemons work well with other perennials and lower growing shrubs, in large pots and the garden. They prefer a sunny position and normal garden soil with good drainage.
For best results fertilise at the beginning of spring. During winter prune to a woody frame about 30cm from the ground.
Regular applications of Seasol and Power Feed will keep it looking its best.
|SPECIAL QUALITIES||Penstemons are an excellent garden plant. It is easy to grow, attractive for most of the year and flowers generously. Native birds use it as a food source.|
|FLOWERS||The tubular flowers are produced along upright stems from late spring to autumn and into winter in milder climates.|
|PLANTS NEEDED PER SQUARE METRE||4-6|
|HABIT||A bushy perennial plant with upright stems that bear the tubular flowers.|