Penstemon 'Red Riding Hood' (PBR) (Riding Hood Series)

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Buy Penstemon 'Red Riding Hood' (PBR) (Riding Hood Series) beard tongue: Intense colour for hot-themed borders

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to October
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (will need winter protection in cold areas)

    Often appearing from June to October, particularly if dead-headed regularly, these vividly coloured flowers look splendid when planted in borders with a hot colour theme. A striking cultivar, which will add oodles of summer colour. The penstemons in the ‘Riding Hood Series’ are noted for their cold-hardiness, compact, low-branching habit and profusion of bell-shaped flowers, which clothe the slender stems from early summer to mid-autumn.

  • Garden care: Remove the faded blooms regularly to prolong flowering. Apply a dry mulch around the base of the plant to protect the roots from frost damage and cut back in spring when new shoots appear low down on the stem. Lift and divide congested clumps in spring.

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This beautiful plant is very bright red, redder than I expected.(My mistake!) I had to move it over to the veg patch as it didn't fit my colour scheme. It was very forgiving, looked stunning amongst the veg and flowered right through the summer into September.





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