When Jenny at Rock Rose in Austin posted about spotting Penstemon cobaea in a patch of roadside wildflowers just over two years ago I made a note to try to find some for my garden. It took a while, but I did find them at the Native Plant Society of Texas plant sale here in San Antonio a few weeks ago.
A plant with my name on it, sort of. It's not actually a foxglove but Wild Foxglove is its common name and as close as we can get in our hot Texas climate unless we purchase Foxglove already in bloom as an annual. So I'll take it. Look at those bearded flowers! Almost like a fox could wear them as gloves.