Plant of the month July - Penstemon

Penstemon are a hugely popular flowering perennial that are easy to grow, reliable, and have a long flowering period. What's not to like about these beautiful plants!

About the Penstemon

Penstemons are a great choice for your garden for many reason. Known for their long flowering season as well as being popular with bees, its tall flower stems of pretty tubular shaped blooms come in a wide range of colours. This herbaceous perennial will look great at the heart of your flower borders, grouped together to add a stunning impact of colour.

Penstemons prefer to be in full sun to part shady spot in your garden, with a reasonably moist soil that is free draining. They will flower from June right the way through till October, or when the first frosts begin to hit. With a little care along the way they will produce an abundance of flowers throughout Summer.

Why Buy Me?

Best planted in spring and early summer with a good quality compost or manure.

  • Easy to grow in most conditions
  • Long flowering period
  • Great for adding height to a border
  • Beautiful tubular shaped flowers.
  • Choice of colours
  • Perfect addition to a perennial border
  • 3 year hardy plant guarantee

Locally Grown By Us

We sell more than 10 varieties of Penstemon here at Thompson’s, all grown on our very own nursery. Here's a few of our favourite varieties to choose from:

  • Heavenly Blue
  • Hewells Pink
  • Huskers Red
  • Amelia Jayne
  • Laura
  • Plum Jerkum
  • Snowstorm

At Thompson’s, we like to grow our own plants, which means we can offer our customers more varieties to choose from and a better quality of plant. Our hardy plants are covered under our 3 year plant guarantee, so you can buy from us with confidence.

Come along to your local Thompson’s and see for yourselves. Don’t forget we have an ever-expanding range of plants available to purchase on our webshop.

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