Penstemon Pensham Plum Jerkum
Striking spires of dark plum purple flowers with white markings, attracts bees throughout the summer. It is hardy. Foliage will fall in autumn and re-shoot from the base in spring.
Month Available: July
Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous
Flower Colour: Purple
Suitable For Wildlife: Bees
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained
Sun/Shade: Full sun or partial shade
Season of Interest: Summer
Plant Type: Perennial
Main Attribute: Flowering summer to autumn.
Height / Spread: 80cm x 45cm (32in x 18in)
In spring, apply a general purpose fertiliser to encourage flowering throughout the summer
Where to Plant: Borders
Pests and Diseases: Leaf and bud eelworm, Powdery Mildew
Plant Care: In spring cut stems down to ground level when the new shoots appear at the base.
Care and Time: Low - spring
Benefits: Ideal for mixed borders, good colour range, don’t require much maintenance
History: Bred by the late Edward Wilson, of Pershore Plant Raisers, in Pensham and one of 40 in the Pensham range.
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