A tall Penstemon with spikes of large, bright scarlet-red tubular blooms with maroon-streaked white throats.
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: 90cm 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