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Common Name

PENSTEMON digitalis Husker Red

Wonderful delicate form of Penstemon. Young foliage is dark red/purple which turns green as the plant flowers. Stems remain dark red throughout the season. Produces tall elegant spires of white flowers – May to July. Ht 90cm Sp 30cm. Sun. Well drained soil. One of the most wonderful Penstemons available.


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Plant Details: PENSTEMON digitalis Husker Red


Species: digitalis

Variety: Husker Red

Common name: Penstemon

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Origin: Asia

Flower colour: White

Flower month: May, Jun, Jul

Flower scent: None

Foliage colour: Green, Red

Hardy: Hardy

Soil type: Moist yet well drained soil

Aspect: Sun

Evergreen: Deciduous

Height: 90

Spread: 30

Flower type: Single

Flower attribute: Elegant

Flower style: None

Leaf colour: Green

Movement: YES

Winter grow conditions: Outside sheltered

Compost: Peat Based

Year of introduction: YES

Web rating: Woottens rating 9/10

Special uses: Marine

Pot Size: 1.3 litre

Mail Order Details

​We aim to dispatch our container grown stock within 5-7 working days & 7-10 working days’ for bareroot stock. However there may be a delay on certain plants due to regular changes in availability and plant quality. We only send plants of optimum quality therefore your delivery may be split and plants sent to follow later. Whilst we try and keep our website up to date inevitably during busy period’s plants may sell out.

We advise you contact the nursery regarding availability should you have any concerns. Or Click Here to find out more about our mail order plants.

Collections – For container grown stock we need 4 workings days’ notice before collection & 10 days’ for bareroot stock. You can collect from the nursery on a Wednesday between 9am-4pm or a Saturday between 9am-12noon or on one of our open weekends.

PENSTEMON digitalis Husker Red photo

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