Asked on Jun 4, 2013

Can someone tell me what kind of plant this is?

Gardens By Design, LLCLori JBeverleynilles


Went to garden center a few yrs ago looking for a plant [so long ago, I don't even remember what I was looking for] but I told the man what I wanted & he came back with this & said that was what it was. It's not what I was wanting, but it's pretty! it has little white bell shaped blooms & blooms one time a yr & the the stems get about 3-4ft. tall{ I have to stake it or it falls over. thought maybe someone on "Hometalk" could tell me what it is. Thanks
9 answers
  • Barb Rosen
    on Jun 4, 2013

    You have a penstemon blooming beautifully, Gloria.

  • Gloria S
    on Jun 4, 2013

    Thank u Barb...had no idea what it was[have another pot just like it] but it is pretty. Now I know! Thanks again

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jun 4, 2013

    I think penstemon are underused. They're a great plant for bridging the seasons between spring and summer.

  • June
    on Jun 4, 2013

    I'd say you have a penstemon

  • Diana Apke
    on Jun 4, 2013

    yes, it's a penstemon. In the snap dragon family and also known as Beardtongue!

  • Debby Boyle
    on Jun 5, 2013

    I have had one for years, and can never remember the name of it. I call it the chocolate plant because of the stems. If you look on line you can find the name.

  • Beverleynilles
    on Jun 6, 2013

    I have a red stem dog wood that looks like that one but it has not bloomed so don't know what the blooms look like

  • Lori J
    on Jun 6, 2013

    I have a red stem dogwood and the blooms are smaller white cluster. Also it is a far more branching plant than this one is. I love dogwoods.

  • Gardens By Design, LLC
    on Jun 6, 2013

    This is definitely a Penstemon digitalis. Probably the variety is 'Husker red'.

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