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Husker Red Penstemon

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'
SKU: HC014669
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Now shipping to zones 2-6.
Other zones shipping soon.
Husker Red has beautiful burgundy colored foliage and tall spikes of pure white tubular flowers. Our plants are grown by cuttings from the original stock plants given to me by the breeder. The 1996 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
key features
Botanical Name
Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Long Bloom Time, Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
28-32" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


28-32" tall x 15-18" wide. 'Husker Red's' combination of burgundy foliage and tall spikes of abundant white flowers make this 1996 Perennial Plant of the Year a garden standout. Many nurseries have since propagated the plant from seed (not cuttings) resulting in many 'Husker Red' plants lacking the deeply colored leaves of the original. Not so from us. Our plants are grown from breeder Dale Lindgren's original stock.
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