Monday, April 19, 2010

A garden discovery

Remember in 2008 when I scattered wildflower seeds in the empty space in the backyard? I'm pleased to report that a new plant emerged and just began blooming last week. (There are still about 8 or so varieties that haven't made an appearance yet!) I looked it up and I believe it is called wild or false foxglove (Penstemon cobaea). It's quite showy with beautiful tubular flowers and dark purple stripes inside. Have a look...

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I didn't know that cobaea could seed that easily! This is a great one and often hard to find at nurseries. Mine just starting blooming yesterday. I've never had luck with it sprouting its seed, so you've got some magic going on. This is a great long-term perennial. Congratulations!