Penstemon from cutting in jar of water & ID

Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,288
Along with some other gardening people here I took some Penstemon cuttings last Autumn, popped them into a jar of water, some took root, others didn't survive.  I duly planted the rooted cuttings into 3" pots and in the Spring I planted them outside. I am so pleased with the results - they look fabulous - however can anyone name the variety for me?
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  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 682
    It could be Penstemon Pensham “Amelia Jayne”. It’s a beauty. 
    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,288
    I couldn't say for sure @Bright star - having googled Amelia Jayne, there is slight variation in mine to those shown - however, I won't rule that name out for now thanks.  Anyone else want to make a name suggestion?
  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 682
    I’m sure someone will be able to give it a positive ID. I’ll look out for that one for my garden.
    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • B3B3 Posts: 10,245
    Ive got that one, i think. I'll see if I can root out the label if you haven't got a positive id by tomorrow.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 4,813
    There is one called "Arabesque Red" (my first guess), also "King George", or maybe "Sweet Cherry" ?
  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,288
    Sweet Cherry looks the closest so far @AnniD however I would be interested to know if B£ has the same variety - there are so many similar ones on various sites.
    I am stunned by it's beauty and even more so that I, who usually manages to kill cuttings has had a hand in growing them.  
  • B3B3 Posts: 10,245
    lHere's two options.


    Amelia jane has more blue in the red almost fuchsia
    King George is more of a true red.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • PerkiPerki Rossendale - LancashirePosts: 1,612
    I've grown one from seed before called scarlet queen , it looks similar but its mostly likely king George 
  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,288
    They all looks so similar @B3 it is hard to tell if mine is the same variety as the King George V - I am very pleased to see on the label that they are attractive to the bees, my plants are under 12 inches tall at present. There does seem to be more shape to the edges of my flowers - I am not convinced, but willing to accept if nothing else comes up.  What do others think?
  • B3B3 Posts: 10,245
    What kind of red is yours? Is it bluey red or is there a bit of yellow in it?
    The king George one seems more common at the garden centres.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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