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CHESTER SCARLET PENSTEMON
Penstemon ‘Chester Scarlet’
Penstemon ‘Chester Scarlet’ is a stunner, with large trumpets of glowing scarlet-red.
The flower throats are also beautifully marked with stripes and flashes to guide the bees and pollinators into the nectar rich trumpets.
‘Chester Scarlet’ is long blooming, and a reliable, hardy and easily grown garden stalwart.
It is a tried-and-true old garden favourite.
Upright and stately, with very showy blooms which native birds, bees and gardeners cannot resist.
Penstemon ‘Chester Scarlet’ is an evergreen perennial 80cm High in bloom x 60cm. Wide approx.
Penstemon ‘Chester Scarlet’ is frost hardy, and drought resistant once established. So, it will still perform creditably with minimal water assistance during dry periods.
Penstemons are water-wise plants.
Plant in full sun to partial shade positions.
Penstemon ‘Chester Scarlet’ also gives great value and excellent performance in a wide range of soils.
Then with the addition of moderate amounts of fertilizer, compost, and summer mulch ‘Chester Scarlet’ will excel with a constant procession of flower stems.
Penstemons are not thirsty or hungry plants.
Penstemon ‘Chester Scarlet’ is a also low maintenance plant, as it only requires a cut-back at the end of autumn to shape it up ready for commencement of blooming next spring.
Deadheading spent stems throughout the blooming season will also encourage even more prolific blooming, but it is not essential work.
Penstemons are rarely if ever troubled by any pests or diseases.
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