A Beautiful Maroon NativePenstemon are native American plants that grow wild on roadsides, by train tracks and in meadows. If they will survive in those conditions, imagine how well they will do in your yard!Penstemon Husker Red (PENSTEMON digitalis Husker Red) is one of the most popular in the penstemon family. It even won Perennial of the Year!The colorful tubular bell-shaped flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds by the droves. The flowers range from pure white to a lovely pale pink, both of which contrast nicely with the maroon-tinged leaves (which give the plant its name).Husker Red is drought resistant once it’s established. Even after the spring/early summer flowers fade, the foliage stays lush through summer’s heat. Avoid soils that are too moist, though, as Husker Red will drown.Planted in mass it provides a nice early flower display and the foliage slowly darkens and reddens over the season to provide continual interest. Tough and easy to grow, it tolerates a wide variety of conditions including hot dry sites.‘Husker Red’ looks great in a perennial border, in a naturalized setting or for cuttings. Hummingbirds and butterflies love this perennial, not to mention being deer resistant.This plant makes a stunning display with its brilliant pink/white flowers against a backdrop of deep red foliage!* White Spikes of Flowers* Maroon Red Foliage Darkens Throughout Season* Tolerates Sun, Drought, Cold, Heat.
Enjoy Incredible Color, Even When Not in Bloom!We all need a little mystery in our lives. Dark Towers Penstemon brings an air of chic mystery to your garden even before it blooms!Dark Towers arouses interest first with its deep red foliage. Then, to draw you in, it bursts open striking two-toned, tubular flowers that bloom on tall stems in early and mid-summer. The sweet blossoms are light pink, with a darker pink tone at their base that plays beautifully off of the ox-blood colored leaves.Penstemon is a hardy native that blooms reliably when planted in a place it loves. Commonly called ‘beard-tongue’, you have seen penstemon around forever. This variety is a newer cultivar that was chosen for its hardiness and color-fastness. A little taller than others in this class, its deep colors blend well with other natives like Black-eyed Susan and Muhly Grass. Did we mention that hummingbirds flock to penstemon like ducks to water? Your garden will be alive with birds and butterflies.For incredible color, even when not in bloom, you can’t beat Dark Towers as a great addition to your garden this year. Hardy and beautiful, Dark Towers is sure to please.* Dramatic foliage color* Wildlife interest* Heat and humidity tolerant.