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shelagh

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Mystery Penstemon
« on: May 30, 2022, 12:00:28 PM »
In the 2020 SRGC seed list I spotted Penstemon davidsonii menziesii macrophyllus. I looked it up and found it was a lovely dwarf P. However what has grown is not the diminutive gem I wanted. This is 70cm high, my pictures are not of the best quality as there was quite a breeze blowing. Can anyone please help with an ID.
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Re: Mystery Penstemon
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2022, 05:07:12 PM »
Id hazard a guess at Huskers Red.

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Re: Mystery Penstemon
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2022, 05:17:09 PM »
Id hazard a guess at Huskers Red.

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Re: Mystery Penstemon
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2022, 05:52:51 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion Graham but all the pictures I've found of Husker's Red have white flowers mine are pale blue with a white edge.
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Re: Mystery Penstemon
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2022, 06:36:01 PM »
Or a hybrid of.? It is certainly growing in the same manner that Huskers Red does.
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Re: Mystery Penstemon
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2022, 06:08:36 AM »
Shelagh,

The flower color and form are right for P. davidsonii menziesii; but you do not have macrophyllus, which is a dwarf form.
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Re: Mystery Penstemon
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2022, 01:55:13 PM »
Penstemon hirsutus?
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