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Husker Red Penstemon Plant

  • - Beardtongue
  • - Height: 26-30 inches
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: June-August
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Husker Red Penstemon Plant
Plant Features

Husker Red Penstemon Plants features bronze-red foliage and stems that are topped in early summer with white flowers that are tinged with pink. The foliage color is best in cooler fall temperatures. Beardtongue plants do best in full sun locations and will tolerate nutrient poor soil, even gravely soils; must be very well drained. It is not recommended to use traditional mulch on this plant, use gravel if you must mulch at all. Penstemon are exceptional at attracting pollinators and they are seldom browsed by deer or rabbits.

Companion Planting: Aquilegia, Crocosmia, Eryngium, Euphorbia, Heuchera, Kniphofia, Phlox, Salvia

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist to Dry
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Mature Spread 18-24 inches
Habit Upright
Flower Color Pink, White
Foliage Color Red
Attracts Bees, Hummingbirds, Wild Birds
Features Cut Flower, Drought tolerant, Heat tolerant
Garden Styles Container Garden, Pollinator Garden, Prairie Garden, Rock Garden, Roof Garden, Xeriscape Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Texture
Pet Friendly Yes
Plant Type Hybrid

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2021 I purchased three large healthy well packaged plants. The first year, one plant bloomed. This spring all three are blooming and stand at least three feet tall. I'll order in the future.

From anonymous | June 12, 2022

Quality plants

This is the 1st year I've order plants from Grow Joy, I am impressed, very satisfied...I will be a return customer.

From Angela | June 07, 2021

big and bushy

these were the best mail-order plants I've ordered. Better than what I've purchased from local greenhouses. So full and bushy. Lots of new growth. I thought some sucking insects might be present. I shot them with water. Will buy again and I might drive to the greenhouse in Berne.

From anonymous | May 24, 2021

Husker Red Penstemon Plant (Beardtongue)

Healthy, bushy plant arrived in good condition and ready to plant. Look forward to its first blooming season. Good plant at a good price.

From Jim | October 21, 2019

Very pleased!

My plants arrived and I was amazed how big and healthy they were. We planted them right away and they are growing well. I can't wait for them to bloom, they are going to be a beautiful asset to my garden!

From Vicki | June 13, 2019