Penstemon 'White Bedder'

9cm pot £5.99
in stock - arrives before Christmas
3 × 9cm pots £17.97 £15.00
in stock - arrives before Christmas
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Buy Penstemon 'White Bedder' beard tongue: An old and very beautiful cultivar

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)

    Large, white, foxglove-like flowers emerge from pink-flushed buds from July to October and really sing among the lance-shaped, bright green leaves. If deadheaded regularly this wonderful white penstemon continues flowering until the first frosts. It's a handsome, easy-to- grow perennial that will quickly form large, leafy clumps and is perfect for lighting up the middle of a partly shady, well-drained border. Grown in sun, it looks particularly good with silver-leaved plants.

  • 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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Eventual height & spread

Lots of growth, flowered several times this season


We purchase a couple of dozen of these flowering plants, and all have grown extremely well in the borders, and some have flowered several times in their first season, having been planted in Spring.




Good quality plants


All of the plants I ordered from crocus looked on the small side initially when opening the box, but all had very well developed roots - not like some garden centres where they've just repotted a small plant into a bigger pot. These did well.




Slow start but lovely healthy plants


slow start planted in March, but it came into its own end of August when other plants were dying back. Would definitely buy again.




Beautiful - slug free - white Penstemon


Very keen on Penstemons in general as slugs hate them. This plant did beautifully all last year but unfortunately the 'beast from the east' has now made all the foliage brown and failing. However, that has happened to so many of our plants - from Photinias to Rhododendrons that we feel we must just be in the same boat as many, many others. Luckily, as we didn't prune it in the Autumn and surrounded it by bark, time - and sunshine - should bring it back.

rosie 1

isle of anglesey




Was stunning in a mixed border. The white colouring is very vivid. Looks as though it has survived outdoors here in Cornwall.

washaway Annie



Consistently good reliable source


Plantaholicas delight


S Gloucestershire



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