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 Hardy Perennial
Common Name Foxglove Beardtongue
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 75cm (30in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
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 In particularly rich soil this may need to be staked.
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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