Penstemon whippleanus 'Chocolate Drop'

Beard tongue

This is not a big, blousy plant full of arresting colour. This rarely seen penstemon is very unassuming, refined and we think, rather interesting with spires of tiny, dark, purplish - brown pendant flowers that have faint pin stripes of cream in the throat. 

The flowers have a satiny sheen and come into bloom in mid-summer and will continue through until autumn. 

It is relatively unfussy but must have well drained soil in sun or partial shade. Water-logging will kill it very quickly. Cut down spent foliage in spring not autumn. 

If you love the genus then it's one to collect. 

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£ 5.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Plantaginaceae

Hardy perennial

H5

30cm 

30cm 

Dark green 

Chocolate purple 

Well drained, rockery 

Full sun

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