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Penstemon 'Countess of Dalkeith'

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Perennial Any

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Royal purple flowers with a bold white throat

Incredible flower power

Undemanding but superb garden performers

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Effortlessly regal, Penstemon ‘Countess of Dalkeith’ boasts rich violet blooms with a contrasting white throat. Penstemons are valuable and versatile border staples that are a cottage garden favourite. Incredibly easy to grow and requiring little maintenance, these hardy perennials flower for an impressively long period and come in a huge range of shades to suit any colour scheme. The tubular flowers exude elegance and are adored by bees, while the glossy green, spear-shaped semi-evergreen leaves provide year-round interest. With regular deadheading, penstemons will often continue flowering deep into autumn.  Height: 75cm (30”). Spread: 40cm (16”).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 40cm (16in)
Spread Up to June

Perennial Any

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Flowering Months


1 x 1 Litre Potted Plant (KC9123)

Grow penstemon in a sunny or semi shaded position on fertile, well drained soil. Penstemons can tolerate dry soils once established but dislike heavy soils that are particularly cold and wet in winter. Improve heavy soils by adding plenty of coarse grit prior to planting.
Feed and water penstemons regularly until they are fully established. Once established they are reasonably tolerant of drought and will require little maintenance. Deadhead faded penstemon flowers to maintain the plant’s vigour and encourage further blooms to be produced. In cold areas apply a dry mulch of bark chips of straw around the crown of each plant in autumn. Leave the old foliage intact until spring to protect plants during winter.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £5.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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