• bright white blooms of the Husker's Red Penstemon
  • See how tall the red spikes with their white blooms grow
  • Husker Red Penstemon has white flowers
  • close up of Husker Red Penstemon blooms

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Penstemon Husker Red

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'

Create a dramatic accent in your garden with the Husker's Red Penstemon. This tough and reliable bloomer, with its deep burgundy foliage and white tubular flowers is sure to be a standout when planted amongst plants with bright green foliage. Plus, Hummingbirds love the showy spikes of white flowers!

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Dormancy Notice: This plant, like many others, enters dormancy or semi-dormancy in the late fall through early spring. *THIS PLANT IS NOT DEAD. It is completely healthy but upon receiving the plant, you may notice it exhibits fewer leaves, discoloration, or complete leaf drop. This is normal and essential to the plant's health. In fact, planting during dormancy promotes root growth, giving your plant a better start for spring, when new foliage will begin to grow.

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Husker Red Penstemon for Sale Online

With tall red spikes that stand up in a perennial border, the Husker Red Penstemon is an essential native plant for any cottage garden. Plant with bright leaf plants that will make this perennial a standout with dark Spring color. The white blooms are two lipped and tubular in shape, reminiscent of the popular perennial Foxglove. Hummingbirds love Penstemon.


Growzone: 3-10 Penstemon Husker Red Hardiness Zones 3-10
Hardiness Zone: 3-10
Mature Height: 30 to 36 Inches
Mature Width: Up to 12 Inches
Classification: Perennial
Sunlight: Partial to Full Sun
Habit: Upright, clump forming
Flower Color: White
Flowering Season: Early Summer
Foliage: Burgundy
Soil Condition: Average, well draining
Water Requirements: Water well until established.
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting. Attracts pollinators.

How to Care for Penstemon Husker Red

Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!


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