Penstemon digitalis 'Dark Towers'

I love this penstemon as much for its foliage and dark, rich-coloured stems, as I do for its flowers. More
1 bare root 200696-1 £5.95

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I love this penstemon as much for it’s foliage and dark, rich-coloured stems, as I do for its flowers. We use this as a foliage plant in our pots and front of border combinations, snipping the flowers off regularly to keep the plants looking pristine and gorgeous and the leaves dark and glossy all summer and autumn.

Genus Penstemon
Group/Species digitalis
Variety Dark Towers
Type Perennial
Common Name Foxglove Beardtongue
Border Position Border (Middle)
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 75cm (30in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting For best results grow in full sun to partial shade in moist but well-drained soil. Plants may need protection in colder regions. Apply a thick mulch of well-rotted manure or compost in autumn to protect the roots.
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 - November
Harvesting Flower production: 5 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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