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Penstemon Huskers Red Improved

Huskers Red Improved has deep foliage, offsetting its light blooms wonderfully. This Penstemon thrives in full sun to partial sun and attracts butterflies to the garden in the early summer months. (Penstemon digitalis)

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Plant - 3" pot

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Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 22-26" tall, 12" wide
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Early Summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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White Penstemon Huskers Red Improved, Penstemon digitalis, Bearded Tongue
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Common Name Bearded Tongue
Botanical Name Penstemon digitalis
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color White
Mature Height 22-26" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12" wide
Bloom Time Early Summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Deep purple leaves.
Native Yes
Planting Season Spring / Summer
Soil Moisture Average
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Native
Ships to Canada No
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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.

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

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