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ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,045

This plant is about 75cms tall, has a purple tinge to its foliage in full sun and a bit more purple when in shade, with pale white flowers flushed with pale purple.   I've lost the label after moving it to a sunny position where it seems to be much happier.

 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,556

    It's merged into the background a bit but I wonder about one of the penstemons

  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532
    It's a penstemon one of the foxglove types
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,045

    Here's a photo with the background covered

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     and a close up of the leaves

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     I don't think it is a penstemon as it's flowers don't hang down and it survives my winters.   The only one that's ever done that is Ruby Glow which has narrower leaves and is in a sheltered spot.

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,045

    Outside all winter for 4 years now.  Started in a semi shady spot but was crowded out and struggling so last spring (14) I moved it to full sun where it's very happy and full of bees too.

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,045

    I've been fossicking around the T&M site this morning as they have a special offer on until tomorrow night and found seeds for my plant at only 99p - penstemon digitalis Huskers Red.  Bizarrely, they also have it under a Kew Plant Collectors' listing for £2.99.   No brainer.

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,924

    It does look like Huskers Red to me. In shade they often lose the purple leaves.

    My slight concern, like yours Obelixx, is the orientation of the flowers.

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,045

    We'll see.  Here's the link to the offer - http://www.thompson-morgan.com/10for10-tne592z?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TNE592Z%20-%2010%20packets%20of%20seed%20for%2010%20(1)&utm_content=&pid=43183088& 

    Not applicable outside the UK but they do have some seeds reduced to 99p so I got some bargains anyway.

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