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Penstemon 'Kate Gilchrist'


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Category Penstemon Tags 2000's Marked Pink
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