Penstemon 'Husker Red', also known as Penstemon digitalis, is one of the most popular Penstemon in its family. Being Perennial of the Year in 1996, one can see why. Best known for its maroon-red foliage, the white flowers make a wonderful contrast. Blooming in early summer, it has a plant height of 24" and a spread of 12-18". It is best to plant Penstemon in a full sun location, having a moist, well-drained area. Being drought tolerant, '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.