Penstemon hirsutus var. pygmaeus f. albus

DWARF WHITE BEARDTONGUE

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Description

Penstemon hirsutus var. pygmaeus f. albus
DWARF WHITE  BEARDTONGUE

This very hardy dwarf perennial forms a low mound of hairy dark-green leaves. White tubular blooms are borne in early Summer on upright stems. Penstemon hirsutus var. pygmaeus f. albus grows to around 15cm. It enjoys a position that is sunny or partially shaded. A great little performer with abundant tiny blooms, and it makes a fantastic edition drooping over a retaining wall or in a hot spot in the garden.
Rarely seen in gardens but is a true garden treasure. We would like to remedy this and see it more often.

Hardy no fuss in poor sites

Penstemon hirsutus var. pygmaeus f. albus 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.

Growing: Penstemon hirsutus var. pygmaeus f. albus
DWARF WHITE BEARDTONGUE

– Height with flowers: 25cm approx.
– Width: 15cm
– Position: Enjoys Full Sun for optimum performance but will grow fine in Partial Shade.
– Soil: Well Drained, humus rich soil, although will tolerate a range of conditions.

– Fragrance: None but the showy blooms make up for that.
– Frost:
Hardy.
– Growth:
 Perennial.
– Attracts: Bees and all types of beneficial pollinators.

– Care: Prune off spent flower spikes after blooming, but generally low care.
– 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 eastern North America.

 

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