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SIX PENSTEMONS ..

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By amy

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Penstemons are some of my garden favourites they put on such a splendid show for so many months ..

Here are 6 still in flower in November …


Penstemon ’ Bramble Berry ’

Penstemon ’ Czar ’


Penstemon ’ King George ’


Penstemon ’ Apple Blossom ’


Penstemon ’ Phoenix Pink ’


Penstemon ’ Osprey ’
Spring until November …. Very good value ..

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These are lovely ones Amy. Mine are still flowering to, what a weird time it has been.

7 Nov, 2011

 

Definitely going to have some of those next year .

7 Nov, 2011

 

Smashing six penstemons :o)

7 Nov, 2011

 

They are real beauties Amy...

7 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

It's a very strange year Drc.. I have a new Hollyhock planted this year that is just bursting into flower ..you should have some Driad you won't regret it ! Thanks TT / Lincs .. I'm going to be sorry if we have frosts :o(

7 Nov, 2011

 

Wow - they're all great! ;-0

7 Nov, 2011

 

Lovely, especially the Bramble Berry Amy!

7 Nov, 2011

 

I love the Czar, bought it this year with Sour Grapes and Bodnant..the Bodnet the only one that has flowered so far..yours are looking fantastic Amy!!

7 Nov, 2011

 

Beautiful,Amy..I especially like Bramble Berry too..:o)

7 Nov, 2011

 

King George is gorgeous, such a vibrant colour. Great selection, Amy.

7 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Thank you Sheilar / Sheila I like the names some of them sound good enough to eat , I have the Sour Grapes Tet I haven't seen the Bodnet do you have a photo of it ? thanks Sandra Bramble Berry is a pretty one ... King George has lovely big flowers Gee one of my favs..

7 Nov, 2011

 

Sorry its Bodnant Amy! My head faster than my fingers! You can see a pic on my Purple Flower blog.

7 Nov, 2011

 

Amy ours are still going strong also, I do not like to cut them back, just in case we have a bad winter.....

7 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

I will be off to have a look Tet ... they a lovely almost an all year round plant aren't they Angela we always cut ours down but we also take a lot of cuttings to replace any that don't make it through the winter , I have found as well that you can layer a stem into the ground with a piece of bent wire where it will happily take root you can then move it to where ever you like ........

8 Nov, 2011

 

Amy when do you layer yours?

8 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

I use to do it at any time in the summer Angela , I don't see why you can't do it now so that they can become established over winter , I only found out by accident one day when I was tidying up and found the stems laying sideways had rooted where they had become covered in soil , Good luck with it !

8 Nov, 2011

 

They are looking really good for November are'nt they.

8 Nov, 2011

 

Thats a great tip Amy...wonder if it will work with phlox and perhaps erysimum bowles mauve? Might be worth a try!

8 Nov, 2011

 

they are pretty Amy, i had two but lost them, are they fussy where they are planted.

8 Nov, 2011

 

They are all Beautiful Amy, wouldnt like to choose between them, Janette sent me two cuttings which I lost last winter think one was Czar, good luck with yours;0)

8 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

I'm not sure about that Tet the Penstemons grow kind of hairy roots from the stems It's always worth a try !
Our soil is acid San I don't know if that makes a difference .. That's a shame Carole your winters are colder than ours perhaps to cold ... :o(

8 Nov, 2011

 

They are all lovely Amy. Thanks for the layering tip!

8 Nov, 2011

 

Ive got a feeling that phlox do too..but erysimums might be a bit like carnations...

8 Nov, 2011

 

Thanks Amy might try that tomorrow....nothing ventured.

9 Nov, 2011

 

I bet they jeer up the garden at this time of year..

10 Nov, 2011

 

I have Penstemon 'Catherine de la Mare' a low grower that spreads and layers itself naturally, I never thought about trying some of my taller ones. Thanks for the tip Amy, I will be out in the gardening pinning them all down at the weekend Lol! Whatever the weather ;o)

10 Nov, 2011

 

I have 'Garnet' which is still flowering but sadly lost a well established clump of 'Sour Grapes' to last winter's weather. Mine have self-layered in the past too. Hope the pinning goes well.

11 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

They certainly do Mushy , Lol Angela / Annella I can see you out there now, come on in it's coffee time :o)))
It seems that a lot of you have found out that they do self -layer Xela it's a shame you lost your Sour Grapes ;o(

11 Nov, 2011

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