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Plant Characteristics

Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
  • Root Rot - Low Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - Low Resistance
Flower Color*
  • White
Growth Rate*
  • Fast
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Burgundy/Crimson/Maroon
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Burgundy/Crimson
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Burgundy/Crimson
Leaf Color Winter*
  • Burgundy/Crimson/Maroon
Leaf Type*
  • Semi-Evergreen
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Bees
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type*
  • Perennial
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Prefers Dry Soils
  • Well-Drained
  • Average
  • Tolerates High pH (Alkaline Soils)
  • Low Water Use
  • Drought Tolerant
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Spring
  • Summer Flowering
  • Winter
  • Summer
  • Year-Round
  • Spring Flowering
  • Fall
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Understory Planting
  • Rock Gardens
  • Mass Planting
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Border Plant
  • Under Power Lines
  • Rain Garden
  • Accent Plant
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Penstemon is easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

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HUSKER RED BEARDTONGUE

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'

Buy Husker Red Beardtongue online. Loaded with lots of showy white flowers in spring that contrast well with bright purple-bronze foliage. A unique accent plant.1996 PERENNIAL PLANT OF THE YEAR

Mature Height:

12-30 Inches

Mature Spread:

15-18 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

3-9

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Plantaginaceae · Common Name: Beardtongue

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

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Purchase HUSKER RED BEARDTONGUE Online

Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 2644

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
(508 units available now - SR)

Standard Package




$25.00

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I appreciate your many varieties of plants any your guided choices for each particular zone. I feel safe with the information you are providing to your customers. I regret having ordered more plants from another nursery online before I found your website. The quality of plants and packaging they provided were complete opposite of what you have provided me. We are currently developing our front and back yards, so you can be assured that you have gained my trust in your nursery for my future orders.


Marina
Tyler, TX
November 2016

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