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Penstemon 'Andenken an Friedrich Hahn'


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


Penstemon 'Andenken an Friedrich Hahn'

Plant details

Penstemons produce foxglove-like flowers, which look fantastic in informal and cottage garden schemes, and are extremely attractive to bumblebees. 

They thrive in full sun to partial shade, in moist but well-drained soil. Many varieties of penstemon are hardy in all but the harshest winters, but do move plants under cover or take summer cuttings to ensure they make it through winter.

Penstemon 'Andenken an Friedrich Hahn' bears tall spikes of deep wine-red flowers from July to October, complemented by lance-shaped, bright green leaves. It's perfect for adding a splash of colour to the middle of a sunny, well-drained border, and makes a lovely cut flower.

For best results grow Penstemon 'Andenken an Friedrich Hahn' in full sun to partial shade in moist but well-drained soil. Plants may need protection in colder regions. Apply a thick mulch of well-rotted manure or compost in autumn to protect the roots. Plants can be propagated by seed but they won't come true. For better results, divide in spring.

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Genus: Penstemon

Cultivar: Andenken an Friedrich Hahn

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 60cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to take cuttings: July to August

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