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Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'

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Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red' - Beardtongue - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

More About Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'

  • Two-lipped, pale pink to white, tubular flowers
  • Loose, flower spikes on leafy red stems
  • Foliage emerges deep burgundy
  • Lance-shaped leaves fade to deep green with bronze hues by midseason
  • Bloom Time: June to August
  • Flower Height: 95 cm
  • Foliage Height: 80 cm

Interesting Notes:

The name penstemon is derived from 'Pente' (5) and 'stemon' referring to the five-stamened flowers.

Zone:

3

Height:

80-95 cm

Spread:

40-45 cm

Colour:

Pink (pale)
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Beardtongue Growing and Maintenance Tips

Drought tolerant, showy perennial when planted in mass. Easy to grow in full sun in the perennial border. 


Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green
Burgundy