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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 'Stapleford Gem'

£7.00

The variety that has been incorrectly labelled as 'Sour Grapes' for years. 

Is a unique washed mixture of blue, pink and lilac with a marked throat. Long flowering. The leaves are a matt dark green and tightly packed on the stem in spring. 

  • Colour: bright lilac variably suffused blue, underside white            
  • Throat: magenta stencilling
  • Height: 1m (3.25ft)
  • Group: 2B      
  • Earliest record: 1930


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