Penstemon barbatus 'Twizzle Coral'

I love these new to the market, super-tall, prairie-style perennials. 'Twizzle Coral' is a wonderful colour, particularly when backlit. More
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I love these new to the market, super-tall, prairie-style perennials. They are super-delicate, tiered raindrop style penstemons, airier and more natural than those usual hybrid forms. And they're perfect, ethereal and beautiful, cut for a vase.

'Twizzle Coral' is a wonderful colour, particularly when backlit when you most see the contrast between the rich stems and luminous bells. My favourite Twizzle!

Genus Penstemon
Group/Species barbatus
Variety Twizzle Coral
Type Short-lived Perennial
Common Name Beardlip Penstemon
Border Position Container, Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 80cm (30in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in spring or summer in well-drained soil. If you garden on heavy clay, add plenty of coarse grit to avoid plants sitting in winter wet. Prefers sun or light shade.
Care Tips Leave the current seasons growth on over winter to provide protection and mulch around the base of the plant in autumn with compost or leaf mould. Cut back old growth in late spring as new shoots are appearing.
Flowering July - September
Vase Life Sear the stem ends in boiling water for 10 seconds and rest in cold water overnight before arranging.
Harvesting Flower production: 3 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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