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We're sorry to report, that due to moving and building our nursery, we will have to delay our mail order venture.   Availability of plants will be shown from September 2021, for Spring 2022 despatch. Our penstemon and perennials will be ready from April and will be sent out in rotation from order received. Many thanks for your patience. 

The nursery will be open to the public during August on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  We will be closed during RHS shows. 

Penstemon 'Stapleford Gem'

£6.50

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The variety that has been wrongly 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