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Penstemon 'Ellenbank Cardinal'


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Available 2022

Large flowers of good quality and substance in a dark ruby-red. A very striking hybrid of P. 'Garnet' and P. 'Castle Forbes' which occurred in the Penstemon stock bed of Elizabeth MacGregor Nursery. 

  • Colour: Dark ruby red                           
  • Throat: Short fine pencilling near the mouth
  • Height: 90cm (3ft)                    
  • Earliest record: 2000's

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