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

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Husker Red Penstemon plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.


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