PENSTEMON DIGITALIS 'HUSKER RED'
Beetroot-coloured stems and foliage form a superb background to the swaying stems of rosy-lipped, palest pastel pink tubular flowers. This imposing and unusual-coloured foliage plant may be seen at its best where it can contrast with other paler flowers.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.