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Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'

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Photos credit J.C. Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

Smooth Penstemon Cultivar

Penstemon digitalis is a fine perennial native the eastern United States. It has tubular white flowers on a panicle held above the leaves in early to mid-summer. 'Husker Red' is a selection developed at the University of Nebraska. It is similar to the native species but with red foliage and flowers that may be pinkish. A good plant for the sunny irrigated bed or border. Designated Plant of the Year in 1996 by the Perennial Plant Association.

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Height
2-3 Feet

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Spread
15-18 Inches

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USDA Hardiness Zone 5-8

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Evergreen