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Penstemon "Garnet" commonly known as the Bearded tongue


 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:03 pm    Post subject: Penstemon "Garnet" commonly known as the Bearded tongue Reply with quote

This is Penstemon "Garnet" commonly known as the Bearded tongue.


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Penstemon "Garnet" facts and information.

This low growing perennial which is a native of North America and Mexico can grow to a height of approx 0.6 metres (2ft); with a spread of approx 0.6 metres (2ft).
You may have noticed this plant in flower in many gardens; it has a profuse show of strong red tubular blooms which are reliable year after year.
Some people have complained that the Penstemon is very short lived giving them only 3 years of growth; this need not be the case so long as its needs are looked after.
You see penstemons require a free draining soil, not the heavy or rich soils that some gardens offer them.
If you have such soil, why not try growing Penstemon "Garnet" in a container or raised bed to improve drainage.
Find a planting location in full to partial sun and this plant will thrive.
I would suggest this plant for any gardener that suffers from hay-fever or asthma as it is very low in pollen, another plus point is its over-wintering foliage whilst many perennials are below ground.
You may also find this plant labelled as "Andenken an Friedrich Hanh" in some garden centres.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Penstemon
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