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Penstemon heterophyllus 'Catherine de la Mare'

Price:  £6.00
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Availability:  

  

4 in stock

Common Name:

Plant Family: Plantaginaceae

Planting Style:  cottage
Season of Interest:  Summer to Autumn
Position/ Situation:  Rock Garden
Sun/ Shade:  Sun to Part Shade
Flower Colour:  Blue
Leaf Colour:  Green
Height:  very low (less than 1ft)
Habit/Shape:  Clump forming
Evergreen:  Yes
Soil Type:  dry or sandy soil
Soil PH:  No preference
RHS Award of Garden Merit:  Yes
Bee and Butterfly:  Bee


A low-growing, spreading cultivar with vivid bright blue flowers, turning purple with age, from mid-summer to mid-autumn. For fertile, well drained soil in sun to part shade. Good for growing on a sunny bank, front of border, rockery or a pot. Height 45 cm. spread 60 cm.


Penstemons have long, tubular flowers which resemble that of a foxglove (to which they are related) in a wide range of colours. They make a bold statement in a herbaceous or mixed border and are valued for their colourful displays from mid to late late summer. They like well drained soil and do quite well on poorer soils. They are best in full sun but will tolerate light, dappled shade. Some are herbaceous perennials, others are evergreen sub-shrubs. Cut back all the old growth in late spring when you see new growth starting to appear from the base. Loved by bees.

Mainland UK  £6-£8 Bulbs/Tubers/ Bare root (UK) £4
Click and Collect FREE Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands £6- £10
Guernsey & Jersey £20 European Union £15- £20

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We aim to despatch orders within 3 working days of receipt but please allow up to 7 working days. Plants are despatched Monday-Thursday (excl. Bank Holidays) 

Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Size/Qty" on product information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall


Shrubland Park Nurseries