Penstemon - Husker Red
The Penstemon ‘Husker Red’, Penstemon digitalis, is one of the most popular Penstemon in its family. Being Perennial of the Year in 1996, one can see why!
Best known for its maroon-red foliage, the white flowers make a wonderful contrast. Blooming in early summer, it has a plant height of 3’ and a spread of 12-18”.
‘Husker Red’ is a beautiful plant, is low maintenance, easy to transplant in spring, and very attractive to hummingbirds when in flower!
Planted in mass it provides a nice early flower display and the foliage slowly darkens and reddens over the season to provide continual interest.
It is best to plant Penstemon in a full sun location, having a moist, well-drained area.
Tough and easy to grow, it tolerates a wide variety of conditions including hot dry sites.
Being drought tolerant, ‘Husker Red’ looks great in a perennial border, in a naturalized setting or for cuttings.
Hummingbirds and butterflies love this perennial, not to mention being deer resistant.
This plant makes a stunning display with its brilliant white flowers against a backdrop of deep red foliage!
*White Spikes of Flowers
*Maroon Red Foliage Darkens Throughout Season
*Tolerates Sun, Drought, Cold, Heat
|Mature Height||3 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 - 18 inches|
|Soil||Normal to Sandy|
|Mature Form||Mounding, Upright|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|