Penstemons should be planted in well-drained, fertile soil in full sun. They are not plants for heavy clay or dry sand, but need good, moisture retentive, well-drained soil
Penstemons should not be pruned hard in autumn as this frequently results in die back and loss of plants. Even if the old stems are sprouting, they should pruned back in April to base, as they will flower better on the new season’s growth. Mulching in winter round the base of the Penstemon will protect against severe frosts
We aim to dispatch majority of orders within 5-7 working days
There are EXCEPTIONS during busy periods – please click here to find out about current dispatch times
Some plants are seasonal and only dispatched at certain times of the year. Including Pelargoniums, Auriculas and Irises click here for more details
Bareroot plants can take between 7-10 days before dispatch.
We only send plants of optimum quality therefore your delivery may be split and plants sent to follow later. Whilst we try and keep our website up to date inevitably during busy period’s plants may sell out.
Sometimes it is necessary to ‘cut back’ your plants for the good of the plants and to insure safe packing and arrival of your order. We only do this to herbaceous perennials that will rejuvenate stronger from the base.
If there are any problems with your order you will contacted via email or phone to discuss the order
Potted plants ordered for collection from the nursery can be ready 4 working days after the order has been placed.
Bareroot plants ordered for collection from the nursery can be ready 10 working days after the order has been placed
Collections can be picked up any day by appointment except Sunday.
Please specify which date you will be collecting on in the 'order notes' box at the checkout.