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We're really happy to announce we've had a wonderful show season in 2021, with GOLD medals at Hampton Court, Tatton Park and Chelsea Flower Show.
Dates for where we are exhibiting in 2022 are on the Show page.


Penstemon orders will be dispatched after Malvern Spring Show.

Penstemon 'Kate Gilchrist'

£7.50

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Category Penstemon Tags 2000's Marked Pink
Available 2022

A chance seedling in Jon Lee's (National Collection holder) garden at Desborough. Named after a former National Collection holder.

  • Colour: Magenta on lobes paling to white underneath
  • Throat: slight lines
  • Height: 90cm (3ft)                      
  • Earliest record: 2004

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