HUSKER RED BEARDTONGUE Penstemon digitalis
Beetroot colored stems and dark foliage set the background for the many pink tubular flowers. These flowers are popular with hummingbirds! Plants are easy to grow and care for.
Height: 60-90 cm (2 to 3 feet)
Hardiness zones: 3-9
Bloom time: Summer
Seeds per pack: 20
Germination: As with many perennial seeds, these seeds can benefit from a period of moist cold to help them grow. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:
Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 4-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period.