4 edition of Penstemons (Gardener"s Guide to Growing Series) found in the catalog.
February 1, 2003
by Timber Press, Incorporated
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||160|
The American Penstemon Society’s Book on penstemon (Growing Penstemons: Species, Cultivars and Hybrids) can be used as a starting point in determining seed germination conditions. Conditions may include but are not limited to stratification, scarification, alternating temperatures, chemical treatments, light versus dark, and seed aging. Grow penstemons in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Mulch annually with well-rotted manure or leaf mould, and feed weekly in summer. Penstemons are short-lived perennials that can suffer in winter. To avoid losses, don’t cut back plants until spring. Take summer cuttings to prevent winter losses. More on growing.
Penstemons. Penstemons are reliable summer-flowering perennials in all but the coldest regions. With semi-evergreen foliage in winter and a flowering season from summer into autumn, they bring welcome colour to the garden. No garden is too large or small for a few penstemons. Equally at home in formal borders, a cottage garden setting or patio container, the upright spikes full of trumpet-like flowers have a real presence. Tough and hardy, they tolerate most soil types and conditions, in full sun. Fully hardy and perennial. Flowers July to October.
Characteristics. The plantain family (Plantaginaceae) gifts us with some wonderful ornamental flowering plants, including snapdragons, foxglove, and the valuable Penstemon genus, which contains more than beardtongue species ready to grow in your garden. Penstemon plants are herbaceous perennials that feature lance-shaped foliage and spikes of tubular flowers. Penstemons | With some species, Penstemon is the largest genus endemic to North America, with examples to be found in every state in the continental U.S. Penstemons are particularly beloved by rock gardeners, but as Panayoti Kelaidis points out in his foreword, they belong in every garden, since "one penstemon or another will thrive in virtually any .
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It is well organized, and it includes definitive descriptions of each species in this large and complex genus. This book is highly recommended for serious students of penstemons as well as for all gardeners interested in plants with beautiful flowers that are adaptable to formal and informal settings.
Read more/5(6). Penstemons book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. With some species, penstemons are particularly beloved by rock garden /5. With some species, Penstemon is the largest genus endemic to North America, with examples to be found in every state in the continental U.S.
This book is only available through print on demand. All interior art is black and white. A great book if you are a fan of penstemons. Packed full of gorgeous photographs and useful information but obviously missing many of the up-to-date introductions because of when it was published/5(2).
From one-inch mats to six-foot spires, there are species, cultivars and hybrids of penstemons for every type of garden. This book is written by members of the American Penstemon Society for beginning gardeners and gives detailed directions for growing penstemons from nurseries or starting them from seeds.
A list of sources is provided. Penstemon. trials. Penstemons have been the subject of several plant trials by. the RHS over many Penstemons book. Penstemon. trials pre As early as there was a trial of Penstemon. cultivars at RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey. The huge number was an indicator of their popularity, though their early use in gardens was as summer bedding.
Growing Penstemon is Penstemons book, as they are extremely resilient (when well matched to their planting site), and are excellent naturalizing plants when encouraged to re-seed themselves. And last but not least, Penstemon's nectar-rich flowers are indispensable to pollinators like bumblebees and hummingbirds.
P. cyananthus (Wasatch penstemon). Bright medium blue. 18 to 24 inches. Hardy to zone 1. glaber. Large, bright medium blue flowers. 18 to 30 inches. Hardy to zone 1. mensarum (Grand Mesa penstemon).
Cobalt blue. 15 to 20 inches. Hardy to zone 2a. neomexicanus (New Mexico penstemon). Indigo blue. 2 feet. speciosus. Penstemon plants (Beardtongue) come in a variety of shapes, colors and bloom times to deliver texture and dimension to your garden across the seasons.
Penstemon love hot, sunny, dry growing conditions. A favorite of hummingbirds, Beardtongue are low-care, big-color wildflowers that grow quickly when planted in the spring.
Leave penstemon leaves intact until April, only cutting back the leaves to the lowest shoots when spring is well and truly here. Don't cut your penstemons down in autumn because they are slightly tender.
When to take penstemon cuttings. Penstemons are short-lived and plants lose vigour after four years or so and they become ragged and woody.
Penstemon is a western United States native that has colorful tubular flowers on tall spikes. This prairie plant thrives in hot, sunny conditions and is a stunning addition to wildflower plantings. Another common name is beardtongue.
About penstemons Penstemon forms dense spikes of tubular flowers in early to mid summer. This book is an excellent reference for information on the botany of Penstemons and quite detailed concerning the various hybrid crosses.
It does not provide much information on the Penstemon species other than in an appendix. Overall, a good treatment of this s: 4. The American Penstemon Society is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about penstemons, their introduction into cultivation, and the development of new and improved cultivars.
The Society was formed in by a group of gardeners who had been collecting and growing penstemons in many different parts of the country. Paper Back.
Condition: Very Good. ISBN Near new book, looks unread with very slight shelfwear. part from detailing their cultivation the book contains a descriptive list of all the more popular Penstemons available today together with colour photographs.
Seller Inventory # More information about this seller | Contact this seller Shell-Leaf Penstemon (P. grandiflorus) Shell Leaf Penstemon is a large flowering variety that has tubular pink-lavender blooms.
It can grow up to 3 feet tall and is a native to the eastern US Great Plains. This is an excellent Penstemon for a big impact in well draining, full sun locations. Cardwell's Penstemon (P. cardwelli).
I've collected together our full range of Penstemon for you to scroll through with ease. Clicking on a variety will link you back to the entry in our shop. I've grouped the varieties sort of by colour, but with no particular skill.
Lamiales - Where you will find Plantaginaceae and thence Penstemon. Penstemon – How to Grow and Care for Beardtongue Plants | Garden Design. Learn how to grow native penstemon.
This long-blooming perennial has low water needs and is perfect for native wildflower, xeriscape, and rock gardens; as well as containers and perennial borders.
Free Newsletter. Photos. Books; Comics; Advice Columns Some perennial plants are classified as short-lived, and penstemons are notorious for this trait.
A species penstemon in optimal conditions may prevail for a few. If you are a frustrated, wanna-be penstemon gardener, be sure to read this book.
Robert Nold writes in an amusing, enthusiastic style. -- Gail Harland "Cottage Gardener" (12/15/) This book stands out from many other horticultural works due to the clarity of its style and the balance of its perspective.
Penstemons and I have an uneasy relationship. On the one hand I love them and want as many as possible to cheer my autumnal garden. On the other hand they struggle to thrive in our heavy, wet soil. Penstemon Sour Grapes Mauve/Lilac/Purple Flowers with paler Throat Hardy semi-Evergreen Perennial Plant Popular with Bees and Other pollinators Grown in 13cm Pot £ £ .I've done my best to identify the penstemons in these phtos, taken from gardens and in the wild; please pardon me if any of them are incorrectly identified.
Robert Nold’s book, Penstemons, was a main reference source for this GardenNotes, as well as the APS website.
Resources. Penstemon ‘Sweet Joanne’. HortScience.Penstemon heterophyllus, Foothill Penstemon. Foothill Penstemon is very similar to Penstemon Margarita Bop but it likes drier conditions, is taller and the flowers are more lavender.
This Penstemon does the best in full sun, with shade it looks leggy. It is cold tolerant to about Deg. F.(as long as the day warms up) Foothill Penstemon grows about 2 ft tall and is fairly .