Husker Red Penstemon
Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'
|Description||Create a dramatic accent with the deep burgundy foliage of this tough and reliable bloomer. Place among bright leafed plants to accentuate deep spring color. Performs better than others in hot, humid summers and wet winters. Hummingbirds love the showy spikes of white flowers. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Fast growing; reaches 30 to 36 in. tall, 12 in. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa); Coneflower (Echinacea); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)|
|Care||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
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