birder17 wrote: Donna Mack mentioned Penstemon digitalis 'Husker's Red' on another forum. She said when Husker's Red crosses with the native, Penstemon digitalis, it picks up traits from Husker's Red. I found this an interesting comment.
My Penstemon are a little past prime flower period, but I took some photos anyway.
1. This is the "original' Penstemon digitalis 'Husker's Red'
2. This is one that came up from seed. Asclepias tuberosa is in the background. I need to move the Penstemon from this area.
3. Another Penstemon 'Husker's Red' that came up from seed.
4. Penstemon digitallis, native Bees were enjoying it when I took the pic.
5. Penstemon digitallis, native Just another shot. Chrysler Imperial Rose is in the background and a Asclepias tuberosa also. The Asclepias needs to be moved. (What was I thinking?)
Edited to add: sorry for the duplicate picture. I tried to remove it but I couldn't.
Anyway, I thought the comment about the cross pollination was interesting and duly noted.