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Penstemon digitalis Husker's Red

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Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 24" (Plant 20" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower / Accent: Pink / Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Soft pink two-lipped tubular flowers with almost black 24" stems. Penstemon Husker's Red superb shiny deep green leaves with maroon undersides offers nice contrasting foliage to the border. Perennial Plant Association 1996 Plant of the Year.

Features to Note:

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • For a Sunny Spot
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Penstemon General Information:

Penstemon are an American native with colorful tubular bell-shaped flowers. Will attracrt butterflies and hummingbirds and does well in a drier climate. Drought resistant once established. Waxy green foliage stays lush through summer's heat. Avoid too moist (wet feet). Songbirds feast on the seed in fall and winter.

Penstemon Plant Care:

Best in loose, gravelly soil with good drainage. Pinching back taller varieties when about 12 tall will produce more compact plants. Can be divided every 3 -4 years in spring by digging mature rhizomes and replanting. Will self sow. Foliage can be trimmed after blooming to freshen. Clean up in fall or spring. May benefit from loose winter mulch in colder zones.

$8.95 ea.
(3+) $8.50 ea.
Fall 2014
Plant Code: PEHR