Photo by Melody
Guess what time it is? It's time for the DG County Fair! Now in it's sixth year, enter your blue-ribbon photos or mouth-watering recipes for a chance to win a gift subscription! Click here here to get all the details, dates and entry rules.

PlantFiles: Beardtongue, Beard Tongue
Penstemon 'Alice Hindley'

bookmark
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Penstemon (PEN-stem-on) (Info)
Cultivar: Alice Hindley
Hybridized by Forbes; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1931

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

View this plant in a garden

Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet
Violet/Lavender
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen
Deciduous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Click thumbnail
to view:

By afy65
Thumbnail #1 of Penstemon  by afy65

By growin
Thumbnail #2 of Penstemon  by growin

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive saya On Jul 20, 2007, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

RHS Award of Garden Merit in 1993

P. 'Alice Hindley' is a large-leaved perennial Penstemon which bears pale lilac-blue flowers with a white inside and tinged mauve-pink outside. It needs a fertile, well drained soil in full sun or partial shade, though it will flower at its best when in full sun. Hardiness: Hardy in some regions; needs frost-free protection in winter.
'Alice Hindley' is one of the oldest hybrids in cultivation today. It was introduced in 1931 by the Scottish firm, John Forbes of Hawick, which from 1870 until its demise in 1968 was the largest Penstemon grower in the world. In 1900 the Forbes nursery offered 550 different penstemons.




We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America