‘Husker Red’ Foxglove Beardtongue, Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’ Penstemon is a large genus of herbaceous perennials in the plantain family (Plantaginaceae) native to North America. Most are best suited for western climates where there are leaner soils and less humid conditions.
How do you care for a red penstemon?
Although it can tolerate partial shade, grow ‘Husker Red’ in full sun for more intense leaf color. It does best in well-drained loam, but grows well in clay soils and is drought tolerant. When grown in rich soils, the flowers may require staking. A mass of ‘Husker Red’ with other perennials.