Penstemon Arabesque Red
I liked the colour combination of this garden center penstemon and for less than £4 I thought it a bargain. The main reason it seemed a bargain, compared to others available for sale, was the lush growth from the base of the root. I have tried with stem cuttings with some success but usually achieved more failures. On this stock plant I could see I would be able to tease stems from the base by the root. I have got now 10 potential plants several with small roots already growing. With luck there are also two stock plants from halving the root ball, .
Reasons Why I Grow Penstemon
- These semi evergreen plant have a long and colourful flowering season from summer until autumn
- They are colourful perennials very popular with bees.
- Penstemon are easy to grow and generally reliable.
- They are easy to propagate from cuttings and benefit from keeping your garden stock quite young by regular replenishment.