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Penstemon - Beardtongues

Penstemons (Beardtongue) are brilliant performers in summer borders year after year. Easy to grow, they are so versatile that they have a place anywhere in the garden. And if you deadhead them, they’ll keep on flowering for many weeks. Some will survive the winter in their positions, but they’re pretty simple to propagate too – every gardener’s dream.


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Penstemon 'Alice Hindley' (Beardtongue)

Taller than most Penstemons, award-winning Penstemon 'Alice Hindley' is a bushy semi-evergreen perennial boasting incredibly pretty, bell-shaped, pale mauve flowers with contrasting white throats.

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Penstemon 'Apple Blossom' (Beardtongue)

A very attractive Penstemon variety, award-winning Penstemon 'Apple Blossom' is a bushy semi-evergreen perennial with erect dark reddish stems boasting large, bell-shaped, white-throated, pale pink flowers

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Penstemon 'Arabesque Red' (Beardtongue)

Noted for its superior garden vigor and flowering, award-winning Penstemon 'Arabesque Red' is a bushy perennial boasting unique and showy, large, bell-shaped, crimson-red flowers, 0.75 in. long (2 cm), with contrasting white throats.

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Penstemon 'Firebird' (Beardtongue)

Bold and sumptuous, award-winning Penstemon 'Firebird' or 'Schoenholzeri' is a bushy semi-evergreen perennial with erect wine-red stems boasting large, bell-shaped, crimson flowers, 1.5 in. across (3.5 cm), revealing a white throat with pale pink stripes.

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Penstemon 'Garnet' (Beardtongue)

One of the longest living Penstemon hybrids, award-winning Penstemon 'Garnet' is a bushy semi-evergreen perennial with gracefully arching spikes, densely packed with garnet-red trumpet-shaped flowers revealing red-striped throats.

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Penstemon 'George Home' (Beardtongue)

Free flowering and vigorous, award-winning Penstemon 'George Home' is a bushy perennial boasting showy, funnel-shaped, broadly flared, bright cerise flowers, 1 in. long (2.5 cm), with contrasting white mouths and throats.

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Penstemon 'Hidcote Pink' (Beardtongue)

Very floriferous, award-winning Penstemon 'Hidcote Pink' is a bushy evergreen perennial with erect stems boasting large, bell-shaped, salmon-pink flowers, 1.5 in. across (3.5 cm), revealing a creamy-white throat with purple stripes.

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Penstemon 'Rich Ruby' (Beardtongue)

Award-winning Penstemon 'Rich Ruby' is a bushy semi-evergreen perennial with erect purplish stems boasting large, bell-shaped, burgundy-red flowers with distinctive white stamens in the lower throat.

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Penstemon 'Stapleford Gem' (Beardtongue)

A very popular Penstemon variety, award-winning Penstemon 'Stapleford Gem' is a bushy semi-evergreen perennial with erect panicles boasting large, richly colored bell-shaped flowers

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Penstemon barbatus 'Coccineus' (Beardtongue)

Penstemon barbatus 'Coccineus' is a clump-forming perennial with erect stems boasting brilliant scarlet, tubular flowers borne in profusion in the spring and again in the fall. They rise above a lush foliage of lance-shaped, medium green leaves.衞

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Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red' (Beardtongue)

Award-winner Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red' is a bushy perennial with erect, deep wine-red stems boasting about 50 large, bell-shaped, white flowers with a touch of light pink, 1 in. long (2.5 cm).

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Penstemon grandiflorus (Large Beardtongue)

One of the showiest of all Penstemons, Penstemon grandiflorus (Large Beardtongue) is a herbaceous perennial boasting upright racemes of large, pink to lavender, horizontally arranged, tubular flowers, 2 in. long (5 cm). Blooming for a few weeks in late spring to early summer, the striking blossoms attract bees, hummingbirds and birds but are ignored by deer.

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Penstemon x mexicali 'Pike's Peak Purple' (Beardtongue)

A pretty hybrid Penstemon, Penstemon x mexicali ' 'Pike's Peak Purple' is a bushy perennial with short spikes of bright violet-purple trumpet flowers revealing white throats.

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