Husker Red' is one of the few penstemons that does well in wet winters and hot, humid summers. Ruby-toned leaves appear in spring, followed in late spring and early summer by 3-foot-high stems adorned by panicles of white blooms. The flowers attract bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies, but the plants are not magnets for deer or rabbits. In autumn and winter, songbirds feast on the seed. For a stunning display, plant 'Husker Red' in groups. 'Husker Red' was the Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year in 1996.
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds
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Provide full sun to light shade and average, well-drained soil. Stake plants if necessary.
This plant has no description yet. Drought tolerant. Deer tolerant.