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Husker Red Penstemon

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Husker Red Penstemon

A butterfly and hummingbird beacon
What is penstemon? It may just be your new favorite sun-loving perennial. Sometimes called beards-tongue or foxglove beardtongue, penstemon grows tall panicles of two-lipped, tubular flowers that welcome pollinators and can survive tough conditions and harsh winters. Husker Red Penstemon is one of our very favorites, thanks to its red tones that attract hummingbirds from all around the neighborhood. Growing two to three feet tall, this variety is a beautiful naturalizer and a win for the middle of the bed or border. Husker Red Penstemon is an award-winning native cultivar with maroon-toned leaves and attractive white-to-pink flowers that appear in mid-spring and last through early summer. Pollinators can't resist these plants, but deer tend to shy away from them!
  • Zone 3-9
  • Height 24 - 36 inches
  • Bloom Time Mid spring to early summer
  • Light Requirements Full Sun
  • Ship As #1 BAREROOT
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  • Botanical Name:

    Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red

  • Height: 24 - 36 inches
  • Ship As: #1 BAREROOT
  • Spacing: 24 - 30 inches
  • Spread: 24 inches
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun
  • Color: White
  • Foliage Type: Basal leaves are elliptic and stem leaves are lance-shaped to oblong.
  • Bloom Time: Mid spring to early summer
  • Flower Form: A 24-to 36" spike holding numerous small, bell-shaped flowers, 1.5" in length
  • Planting Instructions: Plant root with eyes just below the soil. Water well after planting.
  • Soil Requirements: Well drained, dry to medium-dry soils.
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Pruning: Remove spent flower stems to encourage development of new flowers
  • Winter Care: Mulch +/- 2"
  • Additional Information: Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year (1996).
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR



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