Skip to product information
1 of 1

Park Farm Plants

Beardtongues - PENSTEMON 'Blackbird'

Beardtongues - PENSTEMON 'Blackbird'

Regular price £8.50 GBP
Regular price Sale price £8.50 GBP
Sale Sold out
Vat included in price shown

A captivating and elegant perennial that graces your British garden with a burst of rich, velvety hues. Renowned for its striking, dark-purple foliage and tubular, trumpet-shaped flowers, this Penstemon variety adds a touch of sophistication and depth to your outdoor space. 'Blackbird' is a true showstopper, attracting pollinators with its vibrant blooms while making a bold statement in borders, containers, and cottage gardens.

The deep, wine-coloured foliage of 'Blackbird' serves as a dramatic backdrop for the tubular flowers that emerge in late spring to early summer. The blooms, in shades of dark purple to almost black, create a visually stunning contrast against the foliage. This perennial is a resilient and low-maintenance addition to your garden, offering a prolonged flowering season and adding a touch of elegance to your landscape.

• Botanical Name: Penstemon 'Blackbird'
• Common Name: Beardtongues
• Hardiness Zone: 5-9
• Mature Height: 60-90 cm (24-36 inches)
• Mature Spread: 45-60 cm (18-24 inches)
• Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
• Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
• Bloom Colour: Dark purple to almost black
• Foliage Colour: Deep purple
• Growth Habit: Upright, bushy
• Growth Rate: Moderate
• Soil Requirements: Well-draining, fertile soil
• Watering Needs: Moderate; avoid waterlogged conditions.
• Maintenance: Low; prune spent flower spikes to encourage reblooming
• Uses: Borders, cottage gardens, containers, pollinator gardens
• Special Features: Attracts pollinators, dark foliage, prolonged flowering.

View full details