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

Flower/Foliage/Berries: Flowers

Plant Type: Perennial

Hardy: Fully

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

Warning: None

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.

EU Rights: N/A

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