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Penstemons, also known as Beardtongues, are valuable garden plants, known for their long-flowering season and popularity with bees.  Border penstemons have late summer flowers in a wide range of colours. The flowers look very similar to those of a foxgloves. Penstemons do best in well-drained, slightly alkaline soil and will even grow in soils that are mostly sand or gravel. They are extremely sensitive to poorly draining soils and winter moisture. Planting them in raised beds or sloped areas will help them survive wet conditions. All our Penstemons are well established, ready to plant perennials and are available from Nationwide UK Delivery.