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Beardtongue 'Osprey'

Penstemon (Bird Series) 'Osprey'

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Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

70cm

Max

40cm

50cm

Min

10cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Beardtongue 'Osprey' Overview

Penstemon 'Osprey' (Bird Series) is a semi-evergreen hardy perennial with a bushy habit that produces upright spires of showy tubular or open trumpet-shaped bright pink flowers with a creamy-white throat in summer and early autumn. This cultivar has earned a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Award of Garden Merit. It is also part of the RHS “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants that support pollinator populations by providing ample nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

Common problems with Beardtongue 'Osprey'

How to harvest Beardtongue 'Osprey'

Generally not harvested, stems can be cut for floral arrangements when required.

How to propagate Beardtongue 'Osprey'

Cuttings

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

Seed

Seed sown from cultivars will not produce a plant similar to the parent. Seed from species can be sown in early spring. Place seed trays in heated conditions, and grow on until they can be planted out after the last frost.

Special features of Beardtongue 'Osprey'

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Drought resistant

Pot plant

Other uses of Beardtongue 'Osprey'

Rock garden, cutting bed, border, flower arranging. Suitable for coastal conditions.