Penstemon Digitalis 'Gold Foil'
New and discovered here! Sprays of lilac-pink tubular flowers open on shortish stems clad in golden yellow leaves, which age to burnished bronze in bright sunshine, and incredibly do not scorch in the sun. This extremely lovely plant was discovered here as a foliage sport some years ago, and subsequent seedlings slowly re-selected until the plants come acceptably true from seed. A brand new and novel foliage penstemon, and possibly the best discovery since the darker leaved variety, Husker's Red, was discovered, with which it makes a perfect companion. One image shows both for comparison.
Sow immediately at any time onto preferably a soil-based compost, covering with fine grit to approximately their own depth. Germination MAY be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. but many seeds WILL NOT come up the year they are sown, needing winter chilling after sowing, and ONLY come up with natural spring germination. Plant ALL seedlings out. The leaves do not develop their golden colour until they are quite mature in bright sunlight, at which point any green-leaved rejects may be taken out.
Packet Content:80+ (Approx)