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Penstemon Husker Red

Husker Red makes a neat plant with red-stemmed white flowers over red/maroon foliage. (Penstemon digitalis)

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Plant - 3" pot

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Details:

Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 26-30" tall, 12-18" wide
Light: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Early to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 1PEN
Common Name Bearded Tongue
Botanical Name Penstemon digitalis
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color White
Estimated Mature Height 26-30" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Maroon tinged dark green leaves.
Evergreen N/A
Native N/A
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Amount of Rain N/A
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Cut Flowers, Borders
Special Groups N/A
Ideal Growing Region N/A
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

  • Garden Gloves

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Description
One of the smaller Penstemons, this one makes a wonderful garden plant with its neat habit and stunning reddish stems and leaves.

There are over 250 Penstemon species, mostly native to our western states and Mexico. Their flowers range from blue to white to red, with several bi-colors. The common name, Bearded Tongue may surprise wildflower gardeners, since many of the the wild Penstemons are called Beard Tongue. But according to Allan Armitage and other perennial experts, Bearded Tongue is the correct common name for the perennials.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

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      5.0

      Great for my Humming Bird Garden

      By LJ

      from Smethport, Pa

      About Me Getting Started

      Pros

      • Fragrant
      • Reliable Growth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Areas
        • Raised Beds

        Comments about American Meadows Penstemon Husker Red:

        Laste start for my Humming Bird Garden but Looking forward
        to next year

         
        5.0

        Just started Humming Bird Loves it

        By LJ

        from Smethport, Pa

        About Me Getting Started

        Pros

        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Raised Beds

          Comments about American Meadows Penstemon Husker Red:

          Basically Late start for my Humming Bird Garden Hope for better results next season

           
          5.0

          These flowers are elegant!

          By Grandma Nancy

          from Colorado Springs Colorado

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Long Bloom Time
          • Low Maintenance
          • Reliable Growth
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Areas

            Comments about American Meadows Penstemon Husker Red:

            These are my favorite flowers in my perennial flower garden! they are so elegant and have a beautiful contrast, between the flower and foliage.

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            Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
            • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

              All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

            • Garden Gloves

              Garden Gloves

            Shipping

            Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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            As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

            Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

            Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
            • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

              All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

            • Garden Gloves

              Garden Gloves

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