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Penstemon pinifolius 'Mersea Yellow'

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Perfect for rockeries gravel gardens and containers

Fine evergreen foliage

Tubular yellow flowers throughout summer

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Unlike the ubiquitous border hybrid penstemons, Penstemon pinifolius ‘Mersea Yellow’ is an altogether different plant that is better suited to gravel gardens, rockeries and containers. The fine evergreen foliage has the appearance of pine needles, giving it the common name of pine-leaved penstemon. Slender, upward-facing tubular yellow flowers are produced throughout summer. The plant is smaller than border hybrid penstemons and has a spreading habit. It can be treated as an alpine, thriving in full sun in a very free-draining soil. Height: 30cm (12in). Spread: 40cm (16in).

Height Up to 30cm (12in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Hardy Perennial

patiocottage gardensalpine & rockery

full sun

Flowering Months
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2 x 1 Litre Potted Plants (T64525P)
1 x 1 Litre Potted Plant (64524)

Grow Penstemon pinifolius in a very free-draining soil in full sun. In cold winter areas, protect with a dry mulch.
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.

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