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Penstemon "King George V"
Penstemon "King George V"
Penstemon "King George V"
Penstemon "King George V"
Penstemon "King George V"
Penstemon "King George V"
Penstemon "King George V"
Penstemon "King George V"

Penstemon "King George V"

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Late summer source of nectar and colour

Flowering from mid-summer into autumn, Penstemon "King George V" adds a valuable source of late nectar and colour to the garden.

It's scarlet-red bell-shaped flowers, with streaked white throats, are smaller but similar to the Foxglove's.  

The narrow, glossy leaves on the upright flowering stems form a green bushy base

Rich scarlet-red bell-shaped flowers

An upright, bushy, semi-evergreen half-hardy perennial.  A beautiful addition to the middle of any mixed border and cottage gardenAlso makes an excellent cut flower.

  • Aspect:  Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil:  Moist, well-drained.
  • Height:  0.5 - 1 metre.
  • Width:  Up to 0.5 metres.
  • Flowering period:  July to October.

Plant Care 

Deadheading faded flowers lengthens the flowering season.  Cut back by a third in winter and then cut remaining foliage back hard in spring after the last frost.  Congested clumps can be lifted and divided in spring.

Plants are of 9 cms – 1 litre pot size, but to reduce use of plastic we reuse our pots and supply plants wrapped in newspaper.  We mix and use our own compost.