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Penstemon Husker Red

Penstemon Husker Red is also sometimes sold as Penstemon cobaea. The foliage of Penstemon Husker Red is red, the flowers white. The foliage is even more red when grown in full sun. Penstemon Husker Red will gradually make a clump that is a couple of feet across. Penstemon Husker Red requires a moderate amount of water. It has entire basal leaves. Penstemon Husker Red blooms from spring to early summer. If the spent blossoms are removed Penstemon Husker Red may bloom a second time. Penstemon Husker Red attracts the Variable Checkerspot and is a potential larval food source for the Common Buckeye Butterfly and could be a nice addition to your butterfly garden.

Penstemon Husker Red

Red foliage and white flowers of Penstemon Husker Red.

Other Penstemons featured on this site:
Keckiella antirrhinoides * Yellow Bush Penstemon
Keckiella breviflora * Yawning Penstemon
Keckiella cordifolia * Heartleaf Penstemon
Keckiella ternata * Blue Stemmed Penstemon
Penstemon Apple Blossom
Penstemon Burgundy Brew
Penstemon centranthifolius * Scarlet Bugler
Penstemon cobaea
Penstemon eatonii
Penstemon Evelyn
Penstemon Firebird
Penstemon grinnellii
Penstemon heterophyllus
Penstemon Hidcote Pink
Penstemon Holly's White
Penstemon Margarita BOP
Penstemon Midnight
Penstemon palmeri
Penstemon parryi
Penstemon Raven
Penstemon Red Rocks
Penstemon spectabilis
Penstemon triflorus

The closely related Keckiella cordifolia is appropriate for this list as well