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Husker Red Penstemon

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Go, Big Red! ‘Husker Red’ Penstemon is a tried-and-true favorite native cultivar that brings burgundy foliage to gardens and meadowscapes. Beautiful, smooth burgundy foliage grows in rosettes, supporting tall burgundy stems. Tubular white flowers bloom from mid-spring to early summer, attracting bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds as their activity starts to pick up for the season!
key features
Botanical Name
Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Cut Flowers, Striking Foliage
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
28-32" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


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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