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Beard tongue is drought and clay tolerant, good for restoration projects.

Beard tongue is drought and clay tolerant, good for restoration projects. Typical inventory plug

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'

Beard tongue

‘Husker Red’ has white, tubular flowers and beautiful burgundy foliage. The plant has a long-lasting flower and forms a neat clump. 1996 PPA winner.

Does best in moist to dry soil in full sun to partial shade. Tolerant of drought and clay soil. 


Height:

2-3 Ft

Spread:

1-2 Ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

3-8

Bloom Color:

White

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red' Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Attracts Wildlife

  • Butterflies
  • Songbirds

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Dry

Attributes

  • Drought Tolerant
  • Clay Soil

Flowering Months

  • June
  • May

Foliage Color

  • Burgundy