Penstemon 'Charles Rudd' Overview
Penstemon 'Charles Rudd' is a semi-evergreen hardy perennial with a bushy habit that produces upright spires of showy tubular or open trumpet-shaped in summer reddish-purple flowers with a creamy-white throat. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden! This low maintenance plant only requires cutting back in spring to encourage lots of new flowering growth. Leaving the old stems on over winter will help protect the crown from frost. In colder areas, take cuttings and overwinter them on a windowsill or in the greenhouse as a guarantee against losing the parent plant to extreme cold. Newly planted plants will need regular watering until established. Penstemon in the ground will then only need to be watered every fortnight during periods of drought. Check container-grown plants regularly and water as required.