Joy Creek Nursery

061-252   Penstemon 'Gilchrist'  

Penstemon 'Gilchrist'
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The flowers of Penstemon 'Gilchrist' are not large but they come in clusters of 17 to 25 per stem. Their bright rose tubes have soft rose lips and paler interiors that are streaked with burgundy guide lines. A semi-gloss polishes the narrow green leaves.

June to August.  25 in. x 30 in.

Rose flowers

Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9
All of the garden hybrid Penstemons need full sun and well-drained soil. We mulch the crowns with 1/4-10 crushed gravel which discourages crown rot by letting water drain off the crown quickly. When planting Penstemons we fertilize them only lightly and then never again. Over fertilizing Penstemons promotes the development of lush soft growth which leads to excessive die back in the winter.

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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