Plant ID forum: What kind of Penstemon?

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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Sep 28, 2014 2:09 PM CST
I lost the tag for this. It was labeled as a penstemon but is quite different from all the other ones that I have.


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Thanks in advance for any help.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Sep 28, 2014 4:07 PM CST
Are you sure that's a Penstmon? The closest thing I could find is Digitalis obscura.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Sep 28, 2014 4:15 PM CST
Carol, I am not sure its a Penstemon! I actually thought it was a type of Digitalis and my mom poo pooed me saying the leaves were all wrong. I will check that out now!
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 28, 2014 4:32 PM CST
Looks more like Digitalis obscura (Willow Leaf Foxglove) to my eyes too.

For comparison:

http://www.robsplants.com/plants/DigitObscu

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digitalis_obscura

http://www.bluestoneperennials.com/DIOB.html
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Sep 28, 2014 4:35 PM CST
I agree
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Sep 28, 2014 5:00 PM CST
*Blush* Learn something new every day!
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Sep 28, 2014 5:10 PM CST
Are you saving seeds? Hint, hint. I would love to have some seeds.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Sep 28, 2014 5:11 PM CST
I'll keep an eye out!

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