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Penstemon 'Blackbird'


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Available 2022

One of the most popular varieties and deservedly so. Raised by Ron Sidwell, Evesham and one of the Bird Series.
  • Colour: deep reddish purple        
  • Throat: heavily lined
  • Height:  1.2m (4ft)                        
  • Earliest record: 1960

Cultivation Do's and Dont's

o    Do deadhead regularly
o    Don’t prune until spring
o    Do prune old growth when new shoots are 3-4” long
o    Do add organic matter or grit if planting in heavy wet soil
o    Do plant in a sunny position
o    Do enjoy the flowers from June to October