Penstemon 'Blackbird'


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






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Plant details

Blackbird' is a striking plant for the herbaceous border with its dark burgundy flowers and red striped throats. It should flower throughout the summer until late autumn, attracting plenty of beneficial insects into the garden. It prefers a sunny, well-drained position. Cut the plant back to ground level in spring.

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Genus: Penstemon

Cultivar: Blackbird

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

Time to take cuttings: July to August

Flowering period: July to October

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