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Penstemon Rich Ruby

Penstemon Rich Ruby

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Penstemon Rich Ruby is an upright, bushy, clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial, that grows to 80cm in height. It has linear to lance-shaped dark green leaves. From mid-Summer to early Autumn it produces upright racemes of tubular, bell-shaped, dark-red flowers, these beautiful flowers rise above the foliage on erect purplish stems. Penstemons are one of the most valuable late Summer-flowering perennials, they will produce these lovely flowers from mid-Summer right through to the first frosts. The Penstemon Rich Ruby is perfect for Mixed Borders, Cottage garden, Low maintenance garden, Pots, Wildlife garden, Rock garden, Patio containers.

Common Name: Beardtongue 'Rich Ruby'

Type: Potted Plant / Balcony Plant

Foliage: Semi-Evergreen

Flowering Period: Summer / Autumn

Flower Colour: Dark-Red

Fragrance: N/A

Sunlight: Full Sun / Partial Shade

Hardiness: H3

Soil Type: Loam / Sand / Chalk

Wildlife Friendliness: RHS plants for Pollinators. Bees, Butterflies and other pollinating insects

Mature Height and Spread: In 2 to 5 years, 0.5 - 1 meter x 0.1 - 0.5 meter

Dimensions

The majority of our plants are sold in the following pot sizes, subject to availability:

pot size diagram

We refrain from providing exact plant dimensions as this will vary between varieties and throughout a growing season. Also, in line with good husbandry we prune plants from time to time to maintain shape and promote new growth - hence we do not guarantee specific heights.

A plant in a 17cm pot will be more than 1 year older than the same plant in a 9cm pot and will be larger.

Our plants are sent in boxes of the following heights and may require trimming at the time of packaging to ensure they travel without damage. 
 9cm pot: 45cm box height
17cm pot:

61cm box height

This may also mean a plant that would usually be in bloom at a given time of the year could arrive with no flowers showing.

If you would like to enquire about a plant size at the current time feel free to contact us.

 

Postage

All orders are processed within 3 to 5 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) after receiving your order confirmation email. You will receive another notification when your order has shipped.

We offer Free shipping within the United Kingdom using the following shipping service.

Shipping Option

Estimated Delivery Time

Royal Mail 48*

2-5 days

* Please note: We have had it confirmed to us that "Royal Mail 48" does NOT guarantee a 48 hour delivery service and it should not be expected that an order will arrive within 48 hours of dispatch.

We do not offer local pick-up or reduced rates for local delivery.

We do not offer shipping outside of the United Kingdom.

How do I check the status of my order?

When your order has shipped, you will receive an email notification from us which will include a tracking number you can use to check its status. Please allow 48 hours for the tracking information to become available. 

If you haven’t received your order within 7 days of receiving your shipping confirmation email, please contact us on the contact page with your name and order number, and we will look into it for you.

For information on returns and refunds please see our Return / Refund Policy

 

Care information

Planting:
For planting in open ground or larger pots we recommend following these tips to give your plant the best start to establishing itself in its new home:

- Soak the root ball in water before planting.

- Dig hole deep enough to fit the whole root ball. The top of the roots shout be just under the soil level.

- Surround the roots with fresh compost or peat for an extra nutrients.

- Backfill with soil to cover the top of the roots fully.

- Water regularly.

General Aftercare:

- Water during hot and dry periods or when the plants look 'limp'.

- Remove flower heads after they have died.

- Prune sparingly in early spring to maintain shape for the first few years. Harder pruning and shaping can be done once the plant is well rooted and established.

 

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