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Penstemon 'Husker Red'

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Create a dramatic accent with the deep burgundy foliage of this tough and reliable perennial. Place amongst bright leafed plants to accentuate deep spring color. 1996 Perennial Plant of the Year! Photo credit: Doreen Wynja


  • Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Moderate

  • Height
    3 - 5 feet

  • Spread
    1 feet or less

Availability: Out of stock



Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

Brand Monrovia
Botanical Name Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Subtype MID SPRING INTERMIDIATE FLOWERING
Foliage Color Burgundy
Light Needs Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Moderate
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 2 - 10
Height 3 - 5 feet
Spread 1 feet or less
Special Uses Attracts Butterflies
Landscape Uses Firescaping/Fire Wise
Flower Color White
Bloom Time Summer

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