Penstemon Digitalis 'Husker Red'


SKU: EVGR180G1P

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Bloom color : White

Bloom time - April to June

Height - 2-3 ft

Width - 1-2 ft

Hardiness zone- 3-8 Part

Full sun

Evergreen

Penstemon digitalis is a clump-forming, Missouri-native perennial which typically grows 3-5' tall and occurs in prairies, fields, wood margins, open woods and along railroad tracks. Features white, two-lipped, tubular flowers (to 1.25" long) borne in panicles atop erect, rigid stems. Flowers bloom mid-spring to early summer. Basal leaves are elliptic and stem leaves are lance-shaped to oblong. Genus name comes from the Greek words penta meaning five and stemon meaning stamen in reference to each flower having five stamens (four are fertile and one is sterile). Specific epithet comes from the Latin digitus meaning finger for flowers that look like the finger of a glove. Penstemon is sometimes commonly called beard tongue because the sterile stamen has a tuft of small hairs.

Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring. We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture."

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