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Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'
Common Name: Beard Tongue Family: Scrophulariaceae (The Figwort Family)

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'
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A Penstemon much loved for its fabulous early foliage that comes in a deep plummy colour that goes wonderfully with any lime-green foliage. Good combined with Hemerocallis 'Gentle Shepherd' for a long run of interest. Selected by the Perennial Plant Association as Perennial Plant of the Year 1996. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.


Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Garden Origin
Native Habitat:
Rich woods, prairies, thickets, roadsides, railway tracks.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourPink 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourBurgundy/Red/Purple Green 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Lobelia syphilitica
Heuchera "'Plum Pudding'"
Perovskia atriplicifolia

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