Husker Red Penstemon Digitalis - Beard Tongue

Husker Red Penstemon Digitalis - Beard Tongue

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Status: In Stock
Mature Height: 24 to 30 inches
Mature Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Proper Name: Penstemon Digitalis Husker Red

Tags: Bloom Fall, Bloom Summer, Deer Resistant, Disease Resistant, Easy to Grow, Feeds Pollinators, Flower (Pink), Flower (White), Full Sun, Leaf (Purple), Leaf (Red), Native (Cultivar), Ornamental Leaves


Shipping Starts: September 15, 2021
Pickup Starts: September 15, 2021

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A native cultivar of penstemon, Husker red emerges with burgundy foliage that transforms to a darker burgundy green as it ages. The upright clumps of red foliage remind me of red wine and when the light hits them in the evening they take on a red semi-translucent glow. Growing around 30 inches tall these plants make a great backdrop in the back of the bed, white to light pink flowers combine well with cool and warm colors alike.

Bloom Color:Spires of white with hints of pink
Bloom Period:Early to mid-summer
Genus & Species:Penstemon Digitalis Husker Red
Mature Height:24 to 30 inches
Mature Spread:12 to 18 inches
Plant Spacing:10 to 12 inches
Planting Depth:At crown level (base of the plant)
Planting Time:Spring, summer, fall
Soil Type:Hardy to many soil types; often used in soil restoration
Sun Exposure:Full Sun

General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.

Caring for Husker Red Penstemon Digitalis - Beard Tongue

Penstemon is a great upright addition to a wildflower garden or garden bed. It provides great vertical appeal and stunning color. This selection is often used in soil restoration projects because it is very easy to grow and tolerates poor soils.

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