--- Penstemon grandiflorus ex. east Minnesota. With way too much rain this spring, I expected stalks to be growing horizontally, but as it seems, it is not an overabundance that does this, rather, it seems to be over fertization.
--- Penstemon hirsutus var. pygmaeus
--- Penstemon cobaea
--- Penstemon cobaea x P. hirsutus var. pygmaeus
--- Penstemon procerus. Grown from seed by fellow Chapter member, this one is very small, but has become one of my favorites.
Gorgeous, Rick! I do love penstemons!
A couple from here... Penstemon procerus certainly is variable:
Penstemon secundiflorus, starting to bloom:
On the chance Penstemon hirsutus var. pygmaeus x P. cobaea shown above, a couple years ago I had notice that some foliage stems seemed to grow slower than the rest of the plant. I tried to see if there were actually two seedlings growing together or if they could be a sprort. Unfortunately, I couldn't tell. Last year I would have seen a bloom, but that part of the plant suffered mechanical damage, and the stem broke. But this year, it's easily seen.
Penstemon albidus bloomed unexpectedly in a pot. The basal foliage is so little, this is probably its last hurrah!?
Here is one that needs an ID. A chapter member gave me a seedling that she grew from the NARGS seed ex under the name P. procerus(not).
I never was able to get really good pics. If it helps any, the first pic is it as a seedling, then the second year, and year three.
Can't help you with the ID, Rick, but it is a nice plant anyway.
Beautiful plants Lori and Rick!
Two penstemons in the Rock Gardens today,
Penstemon pinifolius isn't exactly common over here but being easy to propagate it isn't too rare which is good because I love to have it in the garden and never remember to take cuttings at the right time (when is the right time?) so have to replace it on a regular basis! This one is a few years old and continuing to do well,
Yours are much more lush (and beautiful) than mine, Fermi. I had it for several years and it did hardly anything, and burned badly over the winter. So I removed them a few years ago, but missed a piece of one, and I just ignored it and let it be. That must be the secret, 'cause it's never been better.