A beautiful Penstemon with deep wine-red, bell-shaped flowers which fill the upright stems above a clump of narrow-leaved foliage. A vigorous grower which makes quite an impact in perennial gardens and exotic, hot coloured borders, and like all Penstemons, is popular with pollinating insects.
Equally at home in traditional cottage garden or contemporary displays, an ideal plant for the middle of the border.
Border Penstemons are happy in pretty much any type of soil, in full sun or partial shade.
Height and spread: 80cm x 60cm
Penstemons can be divided into roughly two types. Border hybrids, which grow to between 60 and 80cm and are very colourful, and species Penstemons which are usually lower growing with smaller flowers. Nearly all originate from North America. Border hybrids tend to flower from June to October and species for a shorter period, earlier in the season.
Common name(s): Beard Tongue
Synonym: Penstemon 'Andenken an Friedrich Hahn'