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061-010   Penstemon 'Garnet'  

Penstemon 'Garnet'
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Penstemon 'Garnet' was originally known as 'Andenken an Friedrich Hahn,' but the short English name seems perfect. Medium sized garnet red flowers with carmine red penciling in the tube. Of all the garden hybrid Penstemons, `Garnet' along with Penstemon `Blue Midnight' have been the most cold hardy. The plant has narrow leaves that may indicate the influence of Penstemon campanulatus or Pestemon kunthii in its genetic makeup. A Great Plant Picks selection.

Summer to first frost.  2.5 ft. x 2.5 ft.

Garnet Red flowers

Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9
All of the garden hybrid Penstemons need full sun and well-drained soil. We mulch the crowns with 1/4-10 crushed gravel which discourages crown rot by letting water drain off the crown quickly. When planting Penstemons we fertilize them only lightly and then never again. Over fertilizing Penstemons promotes the development of lush soft growth which leads to excessive die back in the winter.

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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