Joy Creek Nursery

061-246   Penstemon 'Raspberry Wine'  

Penstemon 'Raspberry Wine'
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Penstemon 'Raspberry Wine' is a 2005 Joy Creek Introduction. This one caught our eye with its very full one-sided racemes of extra large flowers (2 inches across). The mid-green foliage is fairly broad. In habit, the plant is upright and compact. The flowers are the color of 'Wine Kissed' with the dense streaking in the throat of 'Raspberry Flair'. Thus the name 'Raspberry Wine'.

Summer to autumn.   24 in x 24 in.

Wine Red 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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