Penstemon 'Andenken an Friedrich Hahn'

beard tongue ( syn. Garnet )

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Buy Penstemon 'Andenken an Friedrich Hahn' beard tongue ( syn. Garnet ): Deep wine red, foxglove-like flowers

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to October
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (will need winter protection in cold areas)

    Elegant spikes of small, tubular, foxglove-like flowers appear from July to October among lance-shaped, bright green leaves. This vibrant, easy-to-grow perennial commemorates an 18th century German astronomer. It will quickly form large, leafy clumps and is perfect for adding a splash of colour to the middle of a sunny, well-drained border. The sumptuous, deep wine-red flowers contrast well with acid greens and silver leaved plants or with wispy grasses and spiky leaves.

  • Garden care: Remove the faded blooms regularly to prolong flowering. Apply a dry mulch around the base of the plant to protect the roots from frost damage and cut back in spring when new shoots appear low down on the stem. Lift and divide congested clumps in spring.

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A good buy for impact in your garden


These are great plants for impact in the border and adding some height in the mid border. Holds it shape effectively and flowers until the first frosts. Good colour too.

Caroline L



I love this Penstemon.


This is a good Penstemon. It's a reliable flowerer and if you keep pruning, it flowers all summer long. Spreads out nicely.




Good vigorous plants


Provides a thick herbaceous cover. Still some blooms at end of November in London

James London



Amazingly beautiful blooms all summer long.


Absolutely beautiful plant, arrived in early Spring and didn't look like much but wow what an amazing display all summer long and it grew from a small clump to a wonderful 1foot by 3foot in one season, took cuttings in late summer which have taken too, just in case the winter is harsh. Will be buying more.

A C Babe





A really versatile and hardy plant. The colour is beautiful & the plant has a good deal of height, which makes it a real statement plant once it forms a dense clump. Great for bees too.




Flowering in Scottish Sunshine


Flowering at moment and beautiful in border




I would buy this product again


In herbaceous border. Beware it is rampant. Very vigorous. Buried in snow for several days and after melt it appeared untouched. Green leaves all winter, in fact since planting last Spring.

Morgan the cat

West Midlands


A great splash of raspberry pink that lasted all winter


Penstemon is a stunning plant with a bushy habit and loads of beautiful dark pink flowers. It could do with a tiny bit of support once it gets to maturity, although this isn't essential. It's incredibly long-lasting, even thriving through the great freeze we had in the south in early March. Brilliant addition to any border

Garden Obsessive



I would recommend this product from Crocus


Slightly more expensive than some suppliers, but good value as I bought 3. Also, they are healthy, good sized plants - even though I bought in February. I'm confident they will establish well in the ground and flower this summer. They give lovely colour.




Beautiful flowers in an otherwise drab spot in the garden


Delivery was prompt, the plants arrived in time to plant at the beginning of the season and soon flowered in an otherwise drab spot. It has come through the winter, we live in Sussex, and looks like it will be do the same again this year.

Jude the bee keeper




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