Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'
Tall White Beardtongue

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Butterfly FriendlyDeer ResistantPart Shade
DESCRIPTION
Tall White Beardtongue
Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'

Beautiful, lettuce-like, deep red leaves give rise to thick spikes of white flowers. Butterflies visit the flowers for nectar and songbirds such as cardinals and goldfinch eat ripe seed from the flower stems in fall and winter.

BENEFITS
Easy-to-grow, profuse white flowers on strong deep red stems
Flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators, especially bumblebees
Rich bronze red deer resistant foliage
Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year (1996)
Good cut flower blooming late spring to early summer
Songbirds feed on seed
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Moist forest gaps, bottomlands and prairies; Nova Scotia to Minnesota south to Texas and Virginia.

Interesting Facts

Butterflies and bees contribute to a healthy ecosystem by moving pollen from one flower to another (fertilization) so seeds will form and new plants are created.

GROWING TIPS

Easy to grow in average, dry to medium wet, well-drained soil. Needs full sun for best foliage color. Leave old flower stems standing to provide seed for songbirds.

Mature Size: 24-30in. Wide x 18-24in. Tall

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Sun Exposure: Part Shade

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