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Beard tongue 'Husker's Red'   

Penstemon digitalis

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Husker's Red is a popular variety of Beard tongue, which belongs to the Beard-tongue genus (Penstemon digitalis 'Husker's Red'). Blooms mature to 2.5 cm (that's 0.97 inches in imperial) in diameter, and produce a distinctive faint soft sweet scent. The mature flowers take a Single hose-in-hose form, with an approximate petal count of 5. Leaves appear approximately as a   Pansy purple and   Cal Poly green colour. This variety is a Flower that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Husker's Red is known for growing to a height of approximately 75.0 cm (2.44 feet). This variety tends to bloom in early summer.

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How to grow Husker's Red

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Husker's Red is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Husker's Red are Zone 4 and Zone 9.

Growing Husker's Red from seed

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Husker's Red about 63 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Husker's Red

Native (Ohio) perennial – good for drawing pollinators and predatory insects to your yard. Non-invasive. Very pretty with purple stems and green leaves. Full or Part Sun.
Bell shaped flowers attract a variety of pollinators.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Husker's Red is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Husker's Red

Misspellings of Beard tongue 'Husker's Red'

Husker Red Strain, Huskers Red

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