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Penstemon 'Ice Cream Collection'

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Striking summer colours

Hardy, easy to grow plants

Perfect for patio containers

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Our Penstemon ‘Ice Cream Collection’ is a wonderful combination of three fabulous varieties in a range of rich colours. Tough and easy to grow they will produce long-lasting tubular flowers well into the autumn months! Great for just about any position in the garden, we’re positive that you’ll be delighted with these fantastic plants!

The collection is made up of the following varieties:

  • Penstemon ‘Sweet Cherry’ - large, showy, red bell shaped blooms which have a contrasting white inner to really make it stand out beautifully. Flowering from June through to October, Penstemon ‘Sweet Cherry’ is a strongly growing plant that will help fill out beds and borders and look brilliant in any cottage garden planting scheme or a modern one too!
  • Penstemon ‘Blackberry’ - decadently rich shades of purple cover this stunning penstemon all summer and autumn long, making it a fantastic addition to any border or container. Easy to grow and keep, Penstemon ‘Blackberry’ will add superb depth and colour to your garden!
  • Penstemon ‘Strawberries and Cream' - what better image of summer than strawberries and cream? This fantastic variety of penstemon evokes that image throughout the whole season and well into autumn too. The white, trumpet shaped flowered are speckled with bright red into their throats to create a perfect colour mix in your garden

Height Up to 60cm (24in)
Spread Up to 45cm (18in)

Hardy Perennial

wildlife gardenscottage gardens

sun or semi shade

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Flowering Months


3 x 9cm Potted Plants (KF0153)
6 x 9cm Potted Plants (KF0154)
9 x 9cm Potted Plants (KF0155)
3 penstemon plug plants (KB8442)
6 penstemon plug plants (KB8443)
9 penstemon plug plants (KB8444)

Penstemon plants dislike cold, wet soils in winter. Plant them in a well drained site, adding compost or well rotted manure to amend heavy clay soils. Choose a position in full sun or semi shade.
Feed and water Penstemon plants regularly until they are fully established. Cut back faded Penstemon flowers to encourage more blooms to be produced. Apply a mulch of well rotted manure around the crown of each plant in autumn or spring. Avoid pruning back old foliage until spring arrives, as this will help to protect the plant 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 £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 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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