Penstemon Husker Red

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Husker Red makes a neat plant with red-stemmed white flowers over red/maroon foliage. (Penstemon digitalis)
Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Native
Good For Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size26-30" tall , 12-18" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to late summer
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To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
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.

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Common Name
Bearded Tongue
Botanical Name
Penstemon digitalis
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
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.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Native, Good For Cut Flowers
Awards
1996 Perennial of the Year.
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Item Unit
Plant
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
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