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Rodgersia and Penstemon digitalis

Posted by njtea NJ Z6 (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 11, 07 at 7:42

Two questions:

1. If you grow Rodgersia, do you ever get flowers? Mine has been in the garden for several years now and I don't believe it has ever flowered. (My Ligularia took 5 or 6 years before it finally began to flower.)

2. Does anyone know where I can buy our native Penstemon?
Last year I had 5 of the growing around the yard; I'm now down to 1.


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RE: Rodgersia and Penstemon digitalis

There is a ton of it growing at the Stony Brook Watershed outside of Pennington - I don't know if they ever have plant sales but you could collect seeds.

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve in New Hope, PA sells wildflower seeds. I don't know when their next plant sale is.

I have some which flowered this year and I could send you seeds when they are ripe. The plants are about two feet tall, a good deal shorter than the ones at the Watershed and the seed came from Maryland originally.

P. smallii died here after going strong three years :( but P. 'Pikes Peak Purple' FINALLY bloomed after skulking for the same time. I'm guessing it will not make it through the winter, having bloomed. Very pretty while it lasts.


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RE: Rodgersia and Penstemon digitalis

This is the 3rd year of bloom for Penstemon "Huskers Red" in my garden - very easy care. There are several species of penstemon that are native to the US.

pontesmanny


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