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Penstemon Twizzle Coral seeds (Penstemon barbatus) also known as Beard-tongue or Beardlip Penstemon
Any plant with the word Coral in its name I had to try of course. I can tell you this one is a big success! Not only is the plant a perennial (sow once and it comes back every year), the color is fantastic and it flowers all summer long! No wonder this variety got rewarded by Fleuroselect. Expect a height of 70 to 80 centimeters and a spread of 40 centimeters. Plant around 12 plants per square meter in your garden. Relatively dry soil is not a problem, perfect for a low-maintenance garden. I think the flowers will also look good in pots. Next year I will grow them in terracotta pots and give you an update! The peachy pink flowers attract pollinators, another good excuse to sow penstemon! Plant together with cranesbill, yarrow, and lamb’s ears for a beautiful display.

Planting information to grow penstemon Twizzle Coral from seed:
Plant type: hardy perennial (-10°C)
Height: 70-80 centimeters
Position: full sun
Start: March or April for first-year flowering
Germination: best results at 20°C
Number of days until plants bloom: 90 – 120 days
Flowers: Yearly from July – September/October
Distance between the plants: 30 to 40 centimeters (12/m²)
Pinching: Not necessary, bushy growth
Number of seeds per pack: 35 (May 9: increased to 50 seeds)
Origine: The Netherlands

How to grow perennial penstemon from seed?
Penstemon is not difficult to grow. Sow seeds indoors in March if you want the plants to flower in their first year. Since the plants are hardy you can also start seeds in the autumn in a greenhouse. We had the best germination when we kept seeds around 20°C. I lost the exact sowing date but I think it took around 2 weeks before I saw the first seedlings. Depending on how much time and space you have you can start the seeds in 77 or 40-cell trays. If you started the seeds in spring expect to transplant seedlings in April or May. don’t forget to harden off seedlings that grew indoors! Expect a germination rate of 75 – 80% (25-28 plants)
Cut back every year in spring. Don’t be afraid to cut back hard because plants can become woody if you don’t. You can tidy plants in autumn by cutting back to about 1/3th. Penstemon twizzle coral works well as a bouquet filler. Stems are long and airy.

Specifications

Weight 5 g
Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower height

70-80

Sun requirements

Full sun

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