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botanical name:
Penstemon 'Schoenholzeri'
Penstemon 'Schoenholzeri' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Penstemon 'Firebird'
family:  Plantaginaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, semi-evergreen
height: 0.75m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -4°C
USDA zone: 9 to 9
description:
Spreading evergreen or semi-evergreen sub-shrub with narrow toothed glossy green leaves. Dense racemes of funnel-shaped, tubular, dark purplish-pink flowers from midsummer to early autumn.

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

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

other notes:
RHS AGM

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