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Penstemons

If you’re looking for a high-impact, long-blooming perennial with low water requirements and amazing diversity, penstemons are the answer.


Penstemon, the beardtongues, is a large genus of roughly 250 species of flowering plants native mostly to the Nearctic, but with a few species also found in the North American portion of the Neotropics. It is the largest genus of flowering plants endemic to North America.


Penstemons are extremely hardy and a reliable performer in the heat of summer, plus they are frost tolerant, makes these beautiful cottage evergreen perennials suitable for a wide range of positions and soils. Preferring a full sun position, penstemons will also grow well in a shaded position but they might not flower as prolifically as if they were in the sun. Maintenance is simple, lightly prune at the start of each spring.


Penstemon flowers attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators.


Excellent cut flowers.



Penstemon 'Blackbird' is a bushy semi-evergreen perennial boasting incredibly pretty, bell-shaped, deep rich claret flowers. Grows to a height of 1m.









Penstemon 'Firebird' is a bushy semi-evergreen perennial boasting incredibly pretty, bell-shaped, crimson flowers with a throat of white with pale pink stripes. Grows to a height of 90cm.







Penstemon 'Lilac Moon' is a bushy semi-evergreen perennial boasting incredibly pretty, bell-shaped, soft lilac flowers. Grows to a height of 80cm.








Penstemon 'Swan Lake' is a bushy semi-evergreen perennial boasting incredibly pretty, bell-shaped, pure white flowers. Grows to a height of 60cm.







Penstemon 'Rose Robin' is a bushy semi-evergreen perennial boasting incredibly pretty, bell-shaped, rich pink flowers. Grows to a height of 60cm.






Penstemon 'Evelyn' is a bushy semi-evergreen perennial boasting incredibly pretty, bell-shaped, rose-pink flowers with a throat of white with dark red stripes. Grows to a height of 60cm.


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