Penstemon is a delightful perennial plant known for its striking tubular flowers and attractive foliage. With a diverse range of colours and shapes, it adds vibrancy to cottage gardens. Penstemons are herbaceous plants with a compact growth habit, typically reaching a height of 30 to 90 centimetres. They prefer full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. Penstemons attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, making them beneficial for garden ecosystems. In Melbourne and Victorian gardens, Penstemons are valued for their long-lasting blooms, adding beauty to borders, rockeries, and mixed perennial beds.