Could somebody ID this plant for me please, I've mislaid the label. Its still in its pot and would like to know if it needs to be planted in sun or shade. I think it begins with P .....but i'm probably wrong lol. Many thanks.
Thank you Victoria Sponge will look it up. I know I will recognise it when I see the pic. So sorry about the other threads. Tablet playing up today
What colour are the buds star gaze lily? They look creamish on the photo - I haven't seen one that colour. The leaves, seed head and buds remind me of penstemon anyway...
Thank you Victoria, think its that, mine is very pale pink. All pics are red or purple/blue! Many thanks
And it does begin with P
Thank you Dave, I now need to find a nice gap to plant it in
Looked on web on how to care for it and it suggests putting in a cold frame over winter and plant out in Spring. I don't have a cold frame, but have a potting shed could I put it in there instead?
Lily, mine live in the ground - plant it now and it will be fine
Penstemons are a bit on the tender side so if you are on heavy clay and / or you get harsh winters you might be better off protecting it over winter (shed should be ok - but not until much nearer the frosts start).
If, however, you're on lighter soil and / or the winter isn't usually too bad you could probably still get away with planting it now - my penstemons usually survive all but the harshest winters & the soil where I grow them is quite heavy.
Either way I'd take some cuttings now & keep them under cover for the winter. They strike really easily & hopefully you'll have loads of plants either for yourself or to swap / give away by next spring.
Hi Panda - you snuck in there - hope things good with you - love what you're doing with your garden