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Penstemon 'Margery Fish'

A Conservation Scheme Plant

Date Introduced
2018

Introduced by
Hampshire Group

Reason for Inclusion
Displayed at HPS Event in 2000 ‘Look Whose in the Garden’, but not widely available.

Verification
Gardener at East Lambrook Manor who supplied plant to Hampshire Group.

Brief description of plant
Semi-evergreen perennial.

Height x Spread
50cm x 50cm

Flowers
Dense panicles of purple-tinged, pale -blue flowers approx 3cm in length

Foliage
Narrow, slightly glossy, semi-evergreen foliage.

Flowering Time
June - July

Soil type
Any well-drained soil.

Aspect
Full sun or part-shade

Pests and diseases
Slugs and snails may be a problem as new foliage emerges in spring.

Cultivation
In cold areas protect with a dry winter mulch and delay cutting back until late spring when no risk of frost.

Propagation
Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in midsummer.


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