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Husker Red Penstemon

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1 for $15.99 $9.99

  • Light: Full Sun
  • Size: #1 Plant
  • Zone: 3 to 8
  • Bloom Time: Mid Spring to Early Summer
  • Height: 24 - 36 inches
  • Soil Requirement: Well drained, dry to medium-dry soils.

  • SKU: 61219
  • Availability: In Stock

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Description
This award-winning perennial is named for its distinctive maroon leaves. White, tubular flowers have two lips like snapdragon blooms and emerge from panicles atop rigid stems. Flowers sometimes have a pink blush. This deer-resistant, drought-tolerant penstemon was the Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year in 1996. Penstemons are also called beardtongues.Penstemon digitalis
Product Details
  • Botanical Name Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red
  • Form Perennial
  • Hardiness Zone 3-9
  • Flowering Time Mid spring to early summer
  • Light Requirements Full Sun
  • Flower Color White
  • Flower Form A 24-to 36" spike holding numerous small, bell-shaped flowers, 1.5" in length
  • Foliage Type Basal leaves are elliptic and stem leaves are lance-shaped to oblong.
  • Growth Rate Medium
  • Zones 3 to 8
  • Height/Habit 24 - 36 inches
  • Spread 24 - 30 inches
  • Planting Instructions Plant root with eyes just below the soil. Water well after planting.
  • Soil Requirements Well drained, dry to medium-dry soils.
  • Will Tolerate Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Pruning Remove spent flower stems to encourage development of new flowers
Shipping Information

Breck's Shipping Schedule

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule.

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
ZONESBareroot Perennials & Bulbs
1AB - 5A3/19/19- 6/16/19
5B2/26/19 - 6/16/19
6A - 10AB2/19/19 - 6/16/19
Last Order Date 6/18/2019

ZONESRoses
1AB - 5A4/16/19- 6/1/19
5A4/12/19 - 6/1/19
5B3/19/19 - 6/1/19
6A & 6B3/5/19 - 6/1/19
7A & 7B2/26/19 - 6/1/19
8A & 8B2/19/19 - 6/1/19
9A - 10B1/22/19 - 6/1/19
Last Order Date 5/28/2019


2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zones Iris
1AB-7A 8/13/19 - 11/2/19
7B-13B 8/22/19 - 11/2/19
Last Order Date 10/29/19

ZONES Bulbs from Holland
1AB-5AB 8/15/19 - 12/16/19
6AB-7AB 8/22/19 - 12/16/19
8AB-13AB 8/29/19 - 12/16/19
Last Order Date 12/12/2019

ZONES Bareroot Perennials
1AB-13B 9/6/19 - 11/16/19
Last Order Date 11/12/2019


Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or your area may affect the anticipated shipping schedule above.

Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible in the planting season to allow for the best root development once planted.

To promote optimum stress protection in transit and your success in the garden, bareroot perennials are kept in the ground in our nurseries until fully dormant. In the Fall these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window above.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to delivery your orders via the USPS or FedEx. Large orders may be shippied in more than one package.

Bulb and perennial shipments direct from Holland are harvested in July and August dependent on the season and crop. Once fully inspected and packaged they are shippied direct to you in the most efficient manner to follow the dates above.

Upon placing your order you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a delivery estimate.

You will also receive an email notification when your order actually ships with an updated arrival estimate.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.


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