Penstemon 'Harlequin Lilac'

Hardy Perennial

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Flowers that last the whole summer long!

Blooms are loved by pollinating insects

Hardy and reliable

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Tubular white flowers with the most delicate splash of purple, crowd the upright stems of Penstemon 'Harlequin Lilac'. This exquisite variety is free-flowering over an incredibly long period. With a neat, bushy habit, it makes a wonderful border perennial, but it is worthy of a more prominent spot on the patio. Wherever you plant this showy Penstemon, it will always be busy with pollinating insects. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 45cm (18").

Height Up to 50cm (20in)
Spread Up to 45cm (18in)

Hardy Perennial

wildlife gardenscottage gardens

sun or semi shade

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Flowering Months


3 penstemon Postiplug plants (KB8602)
6 penstemon Postiplug plants (KB8603)

Pot up penstemon plants and grow them on in frost free conditions until plants are well grown. Pinch out the growing tips while plants are still small to encourage bushier growth. When plants are well developed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days before planting them outdoors into borders and patio containers. 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.

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

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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