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Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’
Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’
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Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’


USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.405.030

This is an easy and outstanding perennial, selected in Nebraska and tolerant of harsh conditions. Plants form a sturdy mound of leaves, beet-red during the spring and fall, greener in summer. Upright stems of very pale-pink tubular flowers appear during the summer months. Outstanding for foliage effect in the border, but also useful in tubs and mixed containers. Nice for cutting. Clumps may be easily divided in spring or fall. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. Selected as the Perennial Plant of the Year in 1996.

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Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Wild Flower
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate