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
Mature Plant Size: 30-inches tall x 18-inches wide
Bloom Time: June, July, August, September
Flower Color: Pink, White
Foliage Color: Red
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Wild Birds
Sunlight: Full Sun (6+ hours of direct sunlight)
Overwinter Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Soil Moisture: Moist to Dry
Tolerates: Sandy soil
Fertilizer: When transplanted and then once every Spring
Rate this product:
Denise D. on 6/12/2022 8:29:42 PM
Comment: 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.
Angela Shear on 6/7/2021 11:14:47 AM
Comment: This is the 1st year I've order plants from Grow Joy, I am impressed, very satisfied...I will be a return customer.
"big and bushy"
Denise on 5/24/2021 1:22:27 PM
Comment: 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.
"Husker Red Penstemon Plant (Beardtongue)"
Jim Fain on 10/21/2019 9:45:52 AM
Comment: Healthy, bushy plant arrived in good condition and ready to plant. Look forward to its first blooming season. Good plant at a good price.
Vicki W on 6/13/2019 12:04:04 PM
Comment: 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!