Exposure
Sun
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Nature Attraction
Hummingbirds
Butterflies
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Foliage
Bloom Color
White
Apricot
Attributes
Good Cut Flowers
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Water Requirements
Water weekly during dry spells
Riverbend Nursery (M.S.)

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'

Beardtongue

1996 Perennial Plant of the Year. Prized for its bronzy red foliage and dramatic spikes of tubular white flowers, this heat-tolerant cultivar is an excellent addition to the border or cutting garden. Attracts hummingbirds.

Height:

30-36 Inches

Spacing:

24" (61 cm)

Additional:

Water weekly during dry spells.

Hardiness Zone:

4-8

Bloom Color:

White with a hint of pink.

Penstemon (pen'-steh-mon)

Family: Scrophulariaceae · Common Name: Beardtongue

This large group has both low-growing and upright-growing plants. The tubular flowers are mainly red, pink or lavender, but some have yellow flowers. The flowers line the spikes, some nodding gently, others facing straight out. All need well-drained soil.

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