Penstemon | Charles Rudd
Penstemon Charles Rudd is a very striking medium height large flowered Penstemon with tubular flowers that are are a deep grapey purple with a pure white throat. A gorgeous and very popular variety.
Penstemons can flower for up to six months of the year and are resistant to slugs and other pests.
Be sure to remove the faded flowers regularly to prolong flowering. Apply a mulch around the base of the plant to protect the roots from frost damage and cut back the plant in spring when new shoots appear low down at the base.
This easy-to-grow perennial will quickly form large, leafy clumps and is perfect for adding a splash of colour to the middle of a sunny or partially shaded but well-drained border. If you deadhead regularly, the flowers will persist until the first frosts. Whilst it is essentially frost hardy, if you experience very cold winters then you will need to provide some protection. Penstemons also make great cut flowers and their nectar-rich flowers are loved by bees.
Height to 60cm x 60cm Wide
Perennial | Hardy
Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres
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