Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'
- Hummingbirds frequent the white flowers
- Very attractive dark purple foliage
- Tolerant of clay soils
Beautiful plant with an abundance of attractive white foxglove-like flowers with a very pale pink blush that are stunning against the dark purple-bronze foliage. This unique plant has tall, sturdy stems that resist flopping, and leaves that are opposite and lance shaped. Rarely bothered by pests or diseases. Bred from plants native to the U.S., so a great addition to naturalized areas. Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year, 1996.
Uses: Borders, Cottage Gardens, Flower Beds, Landscapes, Naturalizing, Rain Garden, Slopes
Nature Attraction: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Drought Tolerant, Showy Foliage, Cut Flower
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun to light shade in well-drained, fertile soil. Amend with compost before planting. Deadhead after blooming. In cold climates, mulch for the winter. Good drainage in winter is essential.