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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 'Wisley Flame'
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
'Wisley Flame' is a dwarf evergreen shrub of spreading habit, with small, linear leaves and bright orange-red, tubular flowers to 2.5cm long in summer
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 West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Shrubby and/or dwarf species and culitvars should be grown in poor to moderately fertile, very gritty, sharply drained soil in full sun
Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in midsummer. Propagate by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Rock Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Deadhead after flowering to maintain vigour and hard prune in early spring
Pests May be damaged by slugs and snails and infested with chrysanthemum eelworm
Powdery mildew may be a problem
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