Penstemon are native to much of North America and were first scientifically described as far back as 1748. They were not sold as garden plants until first appearing in the catalogue of John Frazer in London in 1813. Scince then there have been many cultivars developed, a process that continues apace until this day. Penstemons are now established as one of the most popular of all garden herbaceous plants and with good reason. These superb deciduous to semi evergreen plants produce lush green lance shaped foliage in large clumps. From July to October abundant tall stems of foxglove like flowers rise above the foliage. Dead heading will maintain flower production until the first frosts. Penstemon Hidcote Pink is an RHS Award of Garden Merit Winner that produces superb delicate pink flowers with white patches striped with pink in the throat. Easy to grow Penstemons prefer moist, fertile, free draining soil, in a full sun or semi shade location. They will grow well in clay soils as long as they do not waterlog. Excellent as a mid border subject in a herbaceous border or can be planted in a pot or other container. Use a good quality compost and ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 8-9 month applied in the early spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year.