Plant ID forum: ID Help Please.....

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Aug 30, 2014 6:11 PM CST
Anyone recognize this penstemon?

TIA
Sherry

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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Aug 30, 2014 7:53 PM CST
Sherry, I had a similar looking one in the past called 'Strawberry Taffy' but I couldn't tell you for sure.
Penstemon (Penstemon 'Strawberry Taffy')

Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Aug 30, 2014 8:04 PM CST
Thanks, Danita...I'll check further on that one....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Aug 30, 2014 8:20 PM CST
Thanks again, Danita...I think that's it.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Aug 30, 2014 8:37 PM CST
It was really pretty...until it suddenly croaked. Crying Most Penstemons don't like the heat, humidity and rain here so its demise was no surprise.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Aug 30, 2014 8:51 PM CST
Well, in checking it did say that it's not reliably hardy and needs mulching...the pic and ID was for a neighbor who had it here and it died...I suspect the heavy rains here contributed to its demise.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator Hummingbirder Salvias Butterflies Birds
Plant Identifier Vegetable Grower Container Gardener Seed Starter Cat Lover Region: Georgia
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Danita
Aug 30, 2014 9:40 PM CST
The winter hardiness wasn't the problem here. It was gorgeous and blooming in spring and then suddenly collapsed in summer. We had an excessively rainy summer that year and other plants grew like mad and ended up shading it. I think the combination was just too much for it. I was mad at myself for not moving it to a better spot because it really was pretty. Oh well!

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