Penstemon 'Alice Hindley'

The much loved and well known purple-blue penstemon with large, showy bells on tall stems. More
1 x 9cm plant 511309-1 £5.50

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The much loved and well known purple-blue penstemon with large, showy bells on tall stems - easy to grow and very reliable, this is a garden classic.

Genus Penstemon
Variety Alice Hindley
Type Hardy Perennial
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 80cm (30in)
Spacing 60cm (24in)
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. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting.
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
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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Penstemon 'Alice Hindley' reviews

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Tina

The plants looked so lovely and healthy when they arrived. They have looked wonderful all summer.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jeannette

Lovely colour,growing well

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Barbara

Very pretty and has grown well.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Susan

Very well packaged healthy plant

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Ringrose

Service and despatch are clear, and smooth flowing.

The Penstemon are ok, growing, etc.
Of the 4 dahlia tubers I bought, only 2 have sprouted, and yet to show any buds. Very disappointed

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Pauline

Wasn't expecting much from 9cm pots in the first year but these quickly grew into beautiful plants which were healthy and very large.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jean

The Alice Hindley plants are beautiful, very healthy