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Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’

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Husker Red Foxglove Beardtongue

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The maroon foliage of Husker Red foxglove beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’) is a wonderful color accent in the garden. This easily grown 3’ tall perennial blooms in early summer with white flowers that contrast nicely with the maroon foliage. Husker Red foxglove beardtongue tolerates heat and high humidity, is deer resistant, and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. It is as effective in the perennial border as it is in the wildflower garden Husker Red foxglove beardtongue will perform well if given average soil, good drainage, and full sun conditions. Companions for this drought-tolerant gem include oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia), dwarf fothergilla (Fothergilla gardenii), Purple Smoke false indigo (Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’), and Goldsturm black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’). Zones 3-8.  

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    deciduous, semi-evergreen 
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    green, purple 
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