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Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’

Native Plants

Husker Red Foxglove Beardtongue

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The maroon foliage of 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.  Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’ will perform well if given average soil, good drainage, and full sun conditions. Companions for this drought tolerant gem include Hydrangea quercifolia, Fothergilla gardenii, Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’, and Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’.

More Details

  • Plant Type
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, full-sun 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous, semi-evergreen 
  • Soil Moisture
    average, dry, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    early-summer, late-spring
  • Soil PH
  • Flower Color
  • Summer Foliage Color
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green, purple 
  • Fruit/Seed Color