Penstemons are an old cottage garden favourite and the award-winning Penstemon 'Schoenholzeri' or Penstemon 'Firebird' is one of the best. It's a bushy, semi-evergreen, perennial with sturdy wine-red stems boasting large crimson flowers, revealing a white throat with pale pink stripes. They bloom above a lush foliage of lance-shaped, deep green leaves. A floriferous, vigorous and fast growing variety that is excellent in pots and containers as well as directly in the borders.
Very reliable, with a long flowering period, giving a non-stop display from June right through until late autumn, Penstemon 'Firebird' is magnet for bees and other pollinating insects. Keep dead heading as the flowers fade to encourage more flowers to develop and in spring, after the last frosts have passed, cut it back hard.
Will grow in sun or semi-shade and a well drained position. 90cm x 60cm (36" x 24").
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