Penstemons’ throaty flowers have a lustre that comes from their blend of highlights and lowlights. P. ‘Alice Hindley’ is a popular purple variety that tends to grow taller and bushier than most. I’ve seen the colour much softer than it appears here. The flowers keep their pouting beauty as they fade.
Shared for Cee’s Flower of the Day.
While I am fortunate enough to be able to share a flower today from the peace of my home, my thoughts are with those in the path of Hurricane Ida, including my friends in Mississippi, and everyone else in harm’s way in these troubling times.
33 Replies to “Penstemon ‘Alice Hindley’”
How lovely. It’s reminded me I haven’t seen my penstemons this year. I wonder why not? Horrible times yet again in the States. These awful weather events seem to be more frequent now.
I hope they didn’t vanish in the cold wet weather. They were short lived when I tried to grow them a few years ago.
Mine came back from France with me, but yes … they seem to have done a runner 😦
A fine photograph, and sensitive thoughts
We’re lucky to have better early warning systems than in other eras, but seeing the path of a hurricane is a very strange feeling, even from thousands of miles away.
They remind me of the Foxglove we used to have. Its been several years but one day we hope to have them again. Thank you for sharing!
Until then, we can enjoy looking at other people’s.
One of my favourite flowers. Beautifully photographed.
I liked the way these seemed to be gossiping together. Gossip is much seemlier in a flower!
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