Penstemon ‘Alice Hindley’ –
Beard-tongue a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Blooms mid Summer to early Autumn with lovely deep pink, white throated, tubular flowers for weeks on elegant long green stems above rosettes of mid green leaves. Penstemon ‘Alice Hindley’ likes Full Sun or Partial Shade and grows to 60cm high and 45cm wide. Water well when planting and until established but once established it has low water needs.
Hardy no fuss in poor sites
Penstemon ‘Alice Hindley’ is very suitable for a range of garden conditions, as it enjoys arid soils and shrugs off windy sites.
Similarly it thrives in gardens with sandy, rocky, gravel or poor soil.
Very low maintenance
The only task could possibly be to trim off spent flower stems if you wish, but these usually just disappear away themselves.
It is not particularly plagued by any pests or diseases.
– Height with flowers: 60cm approx.
– Width: 45cm approx.
– Position: Full Sun or places where you get sunlight for at least 5 to 7 hours a day.
– Soil: Well drained and moist soil.
– Fragrance: None but the showy blooms make up for that.
– Frost: Hardy.
– Growth: Perennial.
– Attracts:Birds, bees and also other beneficial pollinators.
– Care: Cut back spent flower heads to encourage fresh, repeat flowering.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Known to be a good deer and rabbit resistant plant as these nibbling pests don’t find Penstemon very interesting, because of its hairy texture.
– Origin: Native to North America.