Wordless Wednesday – Blue, blue, electric blue …

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Penstemon heterophyllus โ€˜Electric Blueโ€™

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The tubular flowers are a brilliant colour and really glow, especially in the dusk.

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P. ‘Electric Blue’ is a low growing (to about 60cm) perennial with silvery-grey salix-like foliage, flowering from June to October. It responds well to regular cutting, hurray!

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I adore the pronounced rib structure of the stamen.

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And if you look closer!

 

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16 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Blue, blue, electric blue …

  1. That last pic was a surprise.

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    Ha, love the ‘Electric Blue’ Bowie! ๐Ÿ™‚
    This penstemon is a beauty, I had one a couple years ago. Unfortunately, it didn’t overwinter for me, nor set seed. I hope yours does well in your milder climate.

  3. Cathy says:

    Wow, you have David Bowie in your flower! Psychedelic! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Chloris says:

    Wow, that’s a must have. But Daid Bowie? Isn’t that like seeing Jesus in a bit of cheese?

  5. Wasnโ€™t expecting Bowie in a penstemon. Ever!

  6. Geri Lawhon says:

    Great blue photos with a gotcha at the end. Thank you for posting this.

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