Common Name : penstemon 'Husker Red'Family : PlantaginaceaeType : Herbaceous PerennialHabit : Clump-formingHeight : 10-50 cmSpread : 10-50 cmFlower colour : WhiteFlowering from : Juneto JulyFoliage : EvergreenHardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°Sunlight : Full SunMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - Autumn - Winter
‘Husker Red’ is a bushy perennial to 75cm tall, with lance-shaped, deepwine-red young leaves and stems, and panicles of bell-shaped, pure white flowers 2.5cm long in late spring and early summer.
The maroon foliage of Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’ is a wonderful color accent in the garden. This easily grown 3’ tall perennial blooms in early summer with white flowers that contrast nicely with the maroon foliage. Husker Red foxglove beardtongue tolerates heat and high humidity, is deer resistant, and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. It is as effective in the perennial border as it is in the wildflower garden. Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’ will perform well if given average soil, good drainage, and full sun conditions.