|The genus Penstemon is made up of 250 species of deciduous, semi-evergreen, and evergreen perennials and subshrubs, and numerous cultivars which tend to be semi-evergreen. Leaves are narrow, up to 3 inches long, or large and ovate, to 5 inches long. Racemes or panicles of foxglove-like flowers are produced from early summer to mid fall. 'Modesty' is an open-growing cultivar bearing rose-pink flowers with pink-marked, white throats. To 32 inches tall.