Husker Red Penstemon
Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||pen-STEE-mon dij-i-TA-lis|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing; reaches 30 to 36 in. tall, 12 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early Summer|
|Design Ideas||This perennial is a super showy native that will grow beautifully in most any garden. Tall red spikes stand up boldly in the perennial border and are essential in cottage gardens. It is equally at home in wild gardens, at the edges of meadows and prairies. For such a showy Foxglove-like flower, it does surprisingly well in dryland gardens. A mecca for hummingbirds.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa); Coneflower (Echinacea); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)|
Thrives in average to humus-rich, well-drained soils. Needs full sun for best foliage color. Prefers dry to moderate moisture; avoid wet, poorly-drained sites. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-10