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botanical name:
Penstemon 'Drinkstone'
Penstemon 'Drinkstone' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Penstemon 'Drinkstone Red'
family:  Plantaginaceae
characteristics: perennial, semi-evergreen
height: 1.00m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
stem/bark: brown & green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
Spikes of tubular deep pinkish red flowers with white throats, over a long period from July onwards. Tall growing with a somewhat sprawling habit. Narrow lance-shaped green leaves and dark stems.

Fertile, well drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Apply a mulch before winter. Dead-head after flowering.

From cuttings. Non-flowering tip cuttings taken in late summer or early autumn are best, keep frost free over winter.

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