How to take penstemon cuttings

In this quick video clip, Monty Don takes you through the simple process of taking penstemon cuttings.

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If you take cuttings from penstemons now, they’ll grow into substantial plants by next summer, filling your borders with colour from July to November. Monty Don takes you through this simple process in his step-by-step video guide, using two of his favourite varieties – dark purple ‘Blackbird’ to paler ‘MacPenny’s Pink’ – explaining which shoots to choose, how to prepare the cuttings, how to plant them, and how to look after them.

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