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Penstemon Purple (for my file)

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Penstemon Purple (for my file) (Penstemon)

Penstemon seedling 2 flowering (purple) from seed sown earlier this year. All seedlings in a block, waiting to be transplanted when the colours are apparent. Seedling 1 was red, and has gone to its permanent position.



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Lovely - a nice surprise, and lovely big flowers too. I hope the others are as nice. This one is very like one I paid good money for at the Nat. Bot Garden of Wales a couple of years ago.

6 Oct, 2016

 

It has taken about a week to develop the white inside. Seedling 3 is going to be either a deep pink or red. Think frost will probably stop any more developing flowers this year.

6 Oct, 2016

 

Mrs Greenfingers you should be called, you have the knack, when did you sew them, did you buy the seeds?

6 Oct, 2016

 

Dd, the pkt said sow Feb-April so would be late April, bought seed. Have not managed to get Eccremocarpus germinated ( bought seed).

6 Oct, 2016

 

That is a lovely colour Siris.

6 Oct, 2016

 

Thank you Linda, I think so too. You are an artist, Linda, what colour would you call this , not really purple, maybe burgundy? I am hoping for different colours from the rest of the seedlings, when they flower, in shades of lilac colour maybe, no more pinks or reds.

7 Oct, 2016

 

Lovely colour !
I found a small plant of Sour Grapes on a day out this week only cost a £1 its in the greenhouse don't think I'll plant it out till spring.
Have you grown any other penstemon from seed Siris ? Last year I was sent seed of Hirsutus and Ovatus by a friend on another site doesn't look like they will flower this year though, Ovatus has really thick leathery leaves remind me of a hellebore nothing like a penstemon ,roll on next year ;-)

8 Oct, 2016

 

No, Simbad, just bought a mixed colour packet of Pentemon, different varieties of the same species I presume.

8 Oct, 2016

 

Seedling 3 is a large deep pink with the same white inner, must photograph it tomorrow.

23 Oct, 2016



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