We're really happy to announce we've had a wonderful "Show season", with GOLD medals at Hampton Court, Tatton and Chelsea.   

Due to our busy summer at the shows, our online shop will now be open from November 2021, with plants being despatched in Spring 2022.  Many thanks for your patience. 

Penstemon 'Ellenbank Cardinal'


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Category Penstemon Tags 2000's Marked Red
Large flowers of good quality and substance in a dark ruby-red. A very striking hybrid of P. 'Garnet' and P. 'Castle Forbes' which ocurred in the Penstemon stockbed 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