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Penstemon hartwegii 'Picotee Red' (Scarlet beard tongue 'Picotee Red')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.45m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Penstemon hartwegii 'Picotee Red'

Other names

Scarlet beard tongue 'Picotee Red'

Genus

Penstemon Penstemon

Variety or Cultivar

'Picotee Red' _ 'Picotee Red' is an upright, bushy, clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with lance-shaped, dark green leaves and, in summer and early autumn, upright panicles of bell-shaped, red flowers with white-veined throats.


Penstemon hartwegii 'Picotee Red' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming, Erect

Flower

Veined, Red in Summer; Veined, Red in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf and bud eelworms , Slugs , Snails Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf and bud eelworms , Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Deadhead after flowering to maintain the plant's strength. Cut the plant right back to its base in late winter or early spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Penstemon hartwegii 'Picotee Red' (Scarlet beard tongue 'Picotee Red') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or part shade. Protect with a dry mulch in winter.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Penstemon hartwegii 'Picotee Red'

Other names

Scarlet beard tongue 'Picotee Red'

Genus

Penstemon Penstemon

Variety or Cultivar

'Picotee Red' _ 'Picotee Red' is an upright, bushy, clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with lance-shaped, dark green leaves and, in summer and early autumn, upright panicles of bell-shaped, red flowers with white-veined throats.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming, Erect


Colour

Flower

Veined, Red in Summer; Veined, Red in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf and bud eelworms , Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Deadhead after flowering to maintain the plant's strength. Cut the plant right back to its base in late winter or early spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Penstemon hartwegii 'Picotee Red' (Scarlet beard tongue 'Picotee Red') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or part shade. Protect with a dry mulch in winter.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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