I bought several kinds of seeds awhile back, and I do mean A while. So far back I can’t remember exactly. But by straining my brain and comparing notes of other plants I finally decided…. I planted these seeds about a year and a half ago to two years. I am unsure of the season – may have been winter or into spring.
They came up readily enough. They produced green foliage that very suspiciously looked like a weed. They stayed green through the winter, which made me even more wary.
The only thing that saved them from being uprooted was I knew I had planted something there. But what? I couldn’t find the seed packet to remember what they were called. I new I had the information, but for some reason never took the time to look for it.
But this Spring, something began to happen to those “weeds”. A tall shoot appeared and little white tubules formed. THEN, those tubules began to turn red. Something in the back of my brain said “Oh yeah, I think I bought something red to attract hummingbirds”. But what was it called???
Finally, I found the packet. So, now this pretty little baby has a name.
She is a penstemon, called Scarlet Bugler.