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Is this a penstemon?

B3B3 Posts: 21,482
Can't  find original thread when it was too soon to identify  
Can anyone help now?



In London. Keen but lazy.
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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,907
    I’m not sure it is a Penstemon.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,619
    Phygelius perhaps? 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,907
    Have you planted a Red Ridinghood Penstemon? 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • B3B3 Posts: 21,482
    No @AnniD . I have a an intermittent war with phygellius. We recognise each other😠

    Looks like I need to wait a bit longer.
    It's doing ridiculously well in dry  dappled shade. Slugs ignore it in a penstemonly way. plant is a bit bigger than the photo. It looks like a simple variety of whatever it is
    Watch this space😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,619
    Must admit l never had much luck with phygelius @B3. Look forward to the answer  :)
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,482
    Your luck might be not to have it! The runners, when it's happy, are a total pita. @AnniD😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,907
    So have you ever planted any Red Riding hood Penstemons, if you haven’t, it wouldn’t just appear.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • B3B3 Posts: 21,482
    edited May 2020
    I planted it. I bought it. I've had a thing for penstemon. I will check red riding hood.😊 @Lyn
    Googled.I

     That's  the one. Thank you @ Lyn. In my own  rickety defence, it does look a bit different to the others I have, but I think it's going yo be my favourite. . Simple and more subtle
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,907
    That’s good, it is a bit different to the usual ones. You can take some cuttings later. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • B3B3 Posts: 21,482
    I certainly will.  it seems to thrive on  rock hard clay/ partial shade.  Thanks for solving the mystery @Lyn
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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