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Husker Red Penstemon

SKU: AM014944
per Plant - 3" Pot
No longer available this season.
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)
key features
Botanical Name
Penstemon digitalis
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers, Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
22-26" tall
Bloom Time
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.