Penstemon | King GeorgeRegular price $12.00 Save $-12.00
A popular cultivar, King George has striking red tubular flowers with white throats. Penstemons grow happily here at Puriri Lane in our often wet, clay soil and full sun or part shade.
Many of our Penstemons flower from early Spring and continuously throughout the year in our mild climate. Deadhead regularly to encourage repeat flowering. Enjoys well drained soil and actually is quite drought tolerant although a layer of mulch is appreciated. Plants have a bushy upright growth habit.
The best way to keep your plants looking great is to give them a light trim before winter, leaving most of the stems as protection for the basal shoots. When the basal shoots grow away strongly in Spring and are about 5 to 10cm long, trim away all the previous year’s growth, and this will ensure a fresh flush of growth.
Penstemons also make a great cut flower so are a wonderful choice for the cutting patch.
Perennial | Hardy
Height to approximately 90cm x 90cm Wide