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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
penstemon 'Rich Ruby'
Penstemon may be deciduous or evergreen perennials or subshrubs, with simple, narrow leaves and racemes or panicles of bell-shaped or funnel-shaped flowers in summer and early autumn
'Rich Ruby' is a tall semi-evergreen perennial to 90cm tall, with narrow leaves and purplish stems bearing deep red, bell-shaped flowers from mid summer to early autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. In cold areas, protect plant overwinter with a dry winter mulch
Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer or semi-hardwood cuttings in midsummer. Propagate by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Deadhead after flowering to maintain vigour, then cut back to base in winter
Pests May be attacked by slugs, snails and chrysanthemum eelworms
May be subject to a downy mildew
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