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Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
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duane456
May 23, 2015 6:54 PM CST
What is this?

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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
May 23, 2015 7:14 PM CST
It looks like a Penstemon ..

http://science.halleyhosting.com/nature/cascade/5petal/figwo...

There's a lot of species in Oregon, is it likely to have set itself from the wild? It might be something else in the same family.

http://luirig.altervista.org/flora/taxa/north-america.php?st...
Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
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I helped beta test the first seed swap Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Salvias Hummingbirder
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duane456
May 23, 2015 7:38 PM CST
which one, though?
Name: Rob
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plantrob
May 23, 2015 7:39 PM CST
I agree, Penstemon. Somewhat reminds me of P. arenicola or P. nitidus, but I don't think either is quite right.
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
May 23, 2015 7:41 PM CST

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It is Large-flowered Beardtongue (Penstemon grandiflorus) , which is not native to Oregon, but is so widely grown in cultivation it could show up almost anywhere.
Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
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duane456
May 24, 2015 9:33 AM CST
Thanks Kent, I do remember trying to WS grow those. Must of lost the tag for it. I remember having a hard time getting any seeds to germinate.
Duane
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
May 24, 2015 4:58 PM CST

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Penstemons tend to have erratic germination. The seed can sit in the ground for years until something finally triggers it to sprout.

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