Penstemon Pentastic® this new Penstemon series, called Pentastic was introduced by Hishtil at the California Spring Trials that took place from April 9-14 in California, USA. Bred by Fred Yates of the UK. According to Ofir, the plants in the Pentastic series have big and dense flowers, a compact growth habit and are fast and easy to grow. “It is one plant, only 1 pinch and no growth regulator or other special treatments, like vernalization or day length, are needed. And it only takes 18 weeks from planting to crop.” The new Pentastic series currently consists of three colors; rose, pink and red and are available to growers all over the world in 2016 and 2017. Red and Rose won BRONZE medals in the Herbaceous Perennials Category at the HTA New Plant Awards 2017.