Plant ID forum: Iowa garden plant

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zukie01
Sep 13, 2016 5:37 PM CST
Apologies for the crowded photo. The plant in question is in the foreground, with the red-tinged foliage and prominent seed pods.

I'm not sure what the flowers looked like--they were all gone by mid-August when I moved into my house. Stems are 2-3 feet tall. Leaves and stems have been turning red as the weather cools.

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Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
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JuneOntario
Sep 14, 2016 7:14 AM CST
Could it be Penstemon digitalis?
Name: Susan
Vienna, VA (Zone 7a)
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Muddy1
Sep 14, 2016 9:50 AM CST
Some Penstemon species for sure; a photo of the basal leaves might help.

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