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Foxglove Beardtongue 'Husker Red (Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red')

Foxglove Beardtongue 'Husker Red (Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red')

Zone: 3 to 8

Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet

Spread: 1.00 to 2.00 feet

Bloom Time: April to June

Bloom Description: White

Sun: Full sun

Water: Dry to medium

Maintenance: Low

Suggested Use: Rain Garden

Flower: Showy

Leaf: Colorful

Attracts: Hummingbirds, Butterflies

Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Clay Soil, Dry Soil


Best grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerant of occasional drought and inundation once established. Can be grown in clay soils but avoid overly wet, poorly drained conditions.

Needs full sun for best foliage color.


'Husker Red' typically grows 2-3' tall. Features white (sometimes with a pink blush), two-lipped, tubular flowers borne in panicles atop erect, rigid stems. Flowers bloom mid-spring to early summer. The leaves emerge in spring with deep maroon coloration but mature to dark green during the summer. Basal leaves are elliptic and stem leaves are lance-shaped to oblong.


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