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Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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petruske
May 25, 2014 9:30 PM CST
Does anyone know the name of this plant? I've included two photos, one of the leaves (just taken yesterday) and another of the entire plant (photo taken two years ago). As I recall, it gets about 15" tall with the flowers. The flowers last quite long.

Thanks for your help

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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
May 25, 2014 9:51 PM CST

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It's a Penstemon, probably the 'Husker's Red' cultivar of Penstemon digitalis.

Foxglove Penstemon (Penstemon digitalis 'Husker's Red')
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
May 25, 2014 9:56 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Sure looks exactly like our Husker's Red.
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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petruske
May 26, 2014 6:27 AM CST
Thank you both. I'll put a name tag on it now. It sure is a pretty plant that catches your eye as you walk by it.
Thank You!

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