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Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'/Tall White Beard-tongue

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red' / Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'
Young leaves on youngplants are a wine red
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Young leaves on youngplants are a wine red

When flowering occurs, fewer leaves have the reddish color

A close view of five petaled and stamened flowers

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Scientific Name: Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'
Common Name: Tall White Beard-tongue
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: A profuse bloomer that likes full sun and hates wet feet. It grows about 2-3 feet tall and with half that spread. Flowers, white with a tint of pink, appear for 3-4 weeks in late spring and early summer. A herbaceous perennial that goes back to the ground with cold weather, but will return in the spring.