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 '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