Unfortunately we are now sold out of Penstemon for mail order this year. If you wish to place an order for Penstemon PLEASE NOTE they will not be sent out before MAY 2023

Penstemon 'Ellenbank Cardinal'


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