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New Zealand’s Best Penstemon Plants

Adding colourful perennials to your garden delivers a vast range of benefits:

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Common questions about growing Penstemons

1. What is the easiest penstemon to grow?

There are many easy-to-grow penstemons, but here are a few of the most popular and reliable varieties:

These penstemons are all easy to grow and care for. They are tolerant of drought and heat, and they can thrive in a variety of soils. All they need is a sunny spot and well-drained soil.

2. Where do penstemons grow best?

Penstemons are a diverse group of flowering plants that native to North America, Mexico, and South America. They are found in a variety of habitats, including meadows, forests, mountains, and deserts. In general, penstemons prefer well-drained, sandy or gravelly soil with full sun to part shade. They are also tolerant of drought and heat.

Penstemons can be found in a variety of habitats, including:

3. What growing conditions do Penstemons prefer?

With proper care, penstemons will reward you with beautiful blooms for many years to come.

4. Is penstemon the same as foxglove?

No, penstemon is not the same as foxglove. They are both flowering plants with tubular blooms that attract pollinators, but they belong to different genera within the same family. Here's a brief overview of their key distinctions:



While they share some similarities in appearance and pollination preferences, penstemon and foxglove are distinct genera with notable differences in their flower structure, leaf arrangement, geographic distribution, and toxicity levels.

5. What is foxglove often mistaken for?

Foxglove is often mistaken for other plants due to its similar appearance, particularly its tubular flowers and hairy leaves. Here are some common plants that are mistaken for foxglove:

  1. Borage: Borage (Borago officinalis) is a culinary herb with blue or purple flowers that resemble foxglove blooms. However, borage leaves are rough and bristly, while foxglove leaves are soft and velvety.
  2. Comfrey: Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) is a medicinal plant with blue or purple flowers that also resemble foxglove. However, comfrey leaves are lanceolate and have a distinct veined pattern, while foxglove leaves are ovate and have a less pronounced venation.
  3. Lords and Ladies: Lords and Ladies (Arum maculatum) is a poisonous plant with spathe-like flowers that can be mistaken for foxglove blooms. However, Lords and Ladies leaves are arrowhead-shaped and have a glossy surface, while foxglove leaves are ovate and have a velvety texture.
  4. Lungwort: Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis) is a flowering plant with purple or pink spots on its leaves, which can resemble foxglove's spotted leaves. However, lungwort leaves are more rounded and have a distinct veined pattern, while foxglove leaves are ovate and have a less pronounced venation.
  5. Dead Man's Fingers: Dead Man's Fingers (Oenanthe crocata) is a highly poisonous plant with roots and stems that resemble parsnips, and its leaves can also be mistaken for foxglove's. However, Dead Man's Fingers leaves have a distinct parsley-like aroma, while foxglove leaves have a mild, earthy scent.

It's crucial to carefully examine the leaves and flowers of any suspected foxglove plant to avoid misidentification. If you're unsure, it's best to err on the side of caution and avoid touching or consuming the plant.

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