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Penstemon 'Alice Hindley'

Penstemon 'Alice Hindley'

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Penstemon 'Alice Hindley' Overview

Penstemon 'Alice Hindley' is a semi-evergreen perennial that produces spikes of large, tubular, pale purple-blue flowers with white centres, in early summer to early autumn. This Penstemon has particularly large leaves. A very attractive clump-forming Penstemon, 'Alice Hindley' needs fertile, well-drained soil and some protection (by adding a dry mulch) in very cold winters. It is suitable for most flower beds and borders - especially cottage-style gardens. To keep Penstemon 'Alice Hindley' at its best, deadhead after flowering and cut back to the ground in early spring. Penstemons - of which there are many varieties - are often referred to as Beardtongues.

Common problems with Penstemon 'Alice Hindley'

How to propagate Penstemon 'Alice Hindley'

Cuttings

Softwood or semi-ripe cuttings of non-flowering shoots in mid-summer. Propagate cultivars by cuttings.

Division

In spring.

Special features of Penstemon 'Alice Hindley'

Attractive flowers