Penstemons have long since been a favourite of mine, I do love a trumpet shaped flower and these ones just keep coming all summer. My first penstemon was Csar, which I no longer have but I did put some cuttings in my aunt and uncle's garden and they have taken off rather well.
I have now taken cuttings from them and stuck them in my garden, if you look in the bottom right of the next photo you can see a lone stem penstemon cutting.
Also in the Cool Bed are these:
|I think this is called Blackbird - but I'm not sure.|
|There are two together here - another Blackbird and in the background a pale blue penstemon which has just finished its first bloom of the year.|
|Also in between blooms is this bright pink penstemon on the right.|