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Penstemon 'Osprey' (Penstemon 'Osprey')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Penstemon 'Osprey'

Other names

Penstemon 'Osprey'

Genus

Penstemon Penstemon

Variety or Cultivar

'Osprey' _ 'Osprey' is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with ovate, mid-green leaves and racemes of large, white and pink to bright pink flowers in summer and early autumn.


Penstemon 'Osprey' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

White, Pink in Summer; White, Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Eelworms (leaf and bud) , Slugs , Snails Eelworms (leaf and bud) , Slugs , Snails

Downy mildew Downy mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead after flowering. Cut to the base in winter.

Propagation methods

Division, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Penstemon 'Osprey' (Penstemon 'Osprey') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun with shelter from cold, drying winds and frost. Tolerates light shade. Protect with a dry winter mulch.

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)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Penstemon 'Osprey'

Other names

Penstemon 'Osprey'

Genus

Penstemon Penstemon

Variety or Cultivar

'Osprey' _ 'Osprey' is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with ovate, mid-green leaves and racemes of large, white and pink to bright pink flowers in summer and early autumn.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

White, Pink in Summer; White, Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Eelworms (leaf and bud) , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Downy mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead after flowering. Cut to the base in winter.

Propagation methods

Division, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Penstemon 'Osprey' (Penstemon 'Osprey') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun with shelter from cold, drying winds and frost. Tolerates light shade. Protect with a dry winter mulch.

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)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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