Beardtongue, Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’
Sold in a strip of 5 deep plugs for $37.50 (that’s $7.50 per plant!)
These deep plugs allow for a large plant — up to 16” tall depending on the species and time of year — with a well-established, mature deep root system.
Each plug is 2” x 2” across and 5” deep.
This clump-forming perennial grows 2 – 3 feet tall and features upright panicles of small white to pink blush flowers in spring above a backdrop of showy maroon leaves. Deep red basal leaves and seed heads persist into winter. It grows in average, well-drained soil in full sun. An excellent pollinator plant, it attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds and serves as a host plant for butterflies. It is deer resistant and drought tolerant.