Penstemon ovatus - Broad-leaved beard-tongue

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  • Flowers attract bees

  • Flowers attract butterflies

  • Plant for shade

  • Rarely offered for sale

Glossy, deep green, spade-like leaves clothe stems bearing numerous small, tubular bright blue flowers which are suffused with violet and pink. Flowers appear in early and mid summer and are a magnet for bees and butterflies. 

Prefers a moisture retentive but well-drained soil in partial shade. Will tolerate sun but needs a moist soil when in active growth. Requires a well-drained soil over winter. 

Height: 18-36 inches / 45-90cm

Spread: 12-18 inches / 30-45cm

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Delivery Options

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  • Courier Service

    Typically sent out via Royal Mail's First Class signed for delivery service or United Parcels Service (UPS) next day delivery. Postage charges depend on the total weight of plants you buy, see full details here: Read ›

    0kg - 0.29kg - £2

    0.3kg - 1kg - £3.50

    1.1kg - 2.5kg - £5.75

    2.6kg - 5kg - £6.50

    5.01kg - 15kg - £8.00

    Over 15kg - FREE

  • Click And Collect

    Collection is available from one of the events we’ll be attending.