Flowers scarlet, in July.
The Chelone is a perennial Pentstemon, not unlike
the “florist’s” flower which
bears that name. It is not a plant that thrives
anywhere, and may easily disappoint the grower.
It is useless to try it in a heavy or wet soil,
or in shaded or bleak positions; it must have
a warm, sunny site, and good light compost to
root in. it may be raised from seed, but the best
way of importing it into the garden is to plant
healthy roots early in April. Those who fail to
grow the Chelone may console themselves with the
closely related and easily cultivated Pentstemon.