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Husker Red Beardtongue
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Husker Red all about the Foliage
About Me Master Gardener
Comments about High Country Gardens Penstemon digitalis Husker Red:
This plant is perfect for my garden. The foliage alone makes it worthwhile. I have cardinalis and Rocky Mountain which have better floral displays, but nothing compared to the dark foliage of Husker red. My Husker Red is now in bloom, end of May, and the white flowers contrast with the Red feathery blossoms of my Claire Austin poppies.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Parker, CO
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These are my favorite type of penstemon. I love the dark foliage and white flowers. I had one at my old house that did fantastic. I just planted two at my new house over the fall. They are both full and healthy this spring, even though we had a rough winter. They are on the southeast side of my house, in a fairly sheltered area. So far, the bunnies are leaving it alone.
from Russellville, Arkansas
One of my first plants in my new garden in 2011, this penstemon has been a reliable bloomer every spring with lovely burgundy colored evergreen foliage.
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Not the plant for my garden
My rock garden may be the wrong environment for this plant.
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Good Show for First Year
from Chicago IL
Lovely foliage that was evergreen (or ever-burgundy) here in Chicago. Nice performance for its first year.
Tips for growing Penstemon (Beardtongue)
Penstemon are generally evergreen and have beautiful flowers that are very attractive to hummingbirds. Most varieties are rabbit resistant.
*To keep penstemon that have finely textured or matted evergreen foliage looking their best, you'll want to 'deadhead" them. Shear off the fading flowering spikes just as the plant is going out of flower. Gently bunch the flower spikes together with one hand and cut them off at the point where they go down into the mat of foliage with your clipper in your other hand.
Recommended for the following varieties: P. pinifolius types (‘Compactum', ‘Mersea Yellow', ‘Nearly Red', ‘Magdalena Sunshine' and ‘Tall Orange Mix'), as well as Penstemon linarioides v. coloradensis and Penstemon virens ('Blue Lips').
More in-depth guidance for growing Penstemon: Penstemon for the Waterwise Garden, David’s Favorite Plants: Pineleaf Beardtongue, The Beardtongue Family: Penstemania for Penstemon and The Genus Penstemon; The Royalty of American Wildflowers The Genus Penstemon; The Royalty of American Wildflowers (Part 2).
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