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Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red' - Beard Tongue

Perennials

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'

Beard Tongue

A native to North America, 'Husker Red' Penstemon makes a great landscape display with its brilliant white tubular flowers against the backdrop of its foliage of rich red leaves intermixed with green leaves. Tough in any condition and fairly easy to grow, Beard Tongue can be used as an accent plant, or massed in borders. Plant in the sun and watch the hummingbirds feast on the nectar.

Additional:

1996 Perennial Plant of the Year.

Beard Tongue Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Grow in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Needs full sun for best foliage color. Avoid wet, poorly-drained soils.

Height:

24-36 Inches

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Spread:

12-18 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

3 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Spring
Attributes
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Native
Cut Flower
Edging
Great Foliage
Foliage Color
Burgundy
Great Companion Plants for Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'
Blue False Indigo Blue False Indigo (Baptisia australis )
Cranesbill Cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum 'Rozanne')
Blue Fescue Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue')
Bee Balm Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa )
Yarrow Yarrow (Achillea millefolium 'Saucy Seduction')
Common Milkweed Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca )
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