Penstemon Huskers Red Improved

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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)
Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Native
Good For Cut Flowers
Plants For Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size22-26" tall , 12" wide
Bloom TimeEarly Summer
SizePlant - 3" Pot
SKUAM014944

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

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

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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SKUAM014944
Item Package Size
Plant - 3" Pot
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.
Soil Moisture
Average
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Native, Good For Cut Flowers, Plants For Small Spaces
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Item Unit
Plant
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