I have several Azaleas in my new garden bed that were moved here when we put the addition on our house a few years back. They were quite large and have small pink blooms in the early spring. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to identify them but they are an older plant since they are planted throughout the neighborhood. This year is the first time I’ve seen them get this gorgeous color.
Even the yellow color of Pennisetum can’t be ignored in the winter. I will most likely leave these stand for the winter and removed them in the spring since they aren’t hardy in my area. They grow very fast in one season.
This may be ‘Husker Red’, but I’m not positive. I bought this at the Native Plant Sale this past spring and it was labeled Penstemon Smooth Beardtongue. The flowers are white and resemble a foxglove bloom. Some of the leaves are turning this pretty burgundy color now.