The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-17:30.
Closed public holidays.


The Plants

Penstemon 'Purple Passion'

beard tongue

Photo of Penstemon 'Purple Passion'


A beautiful penstemon with rich and sultry, large eye-catching claret purple flowers, with rich maroon throats. Flowers from July to first frost. Attracts plenty of beneficial insects into the garden.


  • Perennials

Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Medium growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Cottage style garden

Special features

  • Attractive to wildlife
  • Low maintenance

Care instructions

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Even though it is hardy it will sometimes suffer during severe frost. 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. Deadhead to prolong flowering. Lift and divide congested clumps in spring.


Size: Small

Pot size: 2 litre

Eventual height: 70cm

Eventual spread: 60cm


  • Light shade
  • Sun


  • South
  • East
  • West

Soil types

  • Normal
  • Clay

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline