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Penstemon eatonii

Firecracker Penstemon, Eaton's Penstemon

Community: Semi-Desert

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Scarlet sparklers illuminate dry landscapes and lure hummingbirds.

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  • Fiery Red Blooms
  • 3 Ft. Tall
  • Xeric Star
  • Hummingbird Magnet

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Plant Description and Details

Firecracker Penstemon - what a fitting name! It rockets several stems up to 3 ft. before bursting into vibrant red bloom. It is native to the south-erly west, but has moved northward,because it's such an eye-catching addition to seeded revegetation projects. Try it as part of a naturalized desert planting or along a fence or sunny border.

Common Names Firecracker Penstemon, Eaton's Penstemon
Community Semi-Desert
Annual Water Needs 10-15 inches
Drought Tolerant Yes
Native Range Dry embankments, revegetation projects from SW. CO to N. CA, into UT and NV.
Native States CA, CO, ID, NV, UT
Hardiness Down to Zone 5
Exposure Sun
Placement Desert plantings, xeric borders, bank beautification.
Mature Height 2 - 4 ft.
Mature Width 15 in.
Group Spacing 10-20 in.
Blossom Color Red
Blooms Late Spring
Establishment Tips Water at planting and 2-3 times deeply the first summer.
Wildlife Notes A hummingbird favorite!
Plants Symbol PEEA
Lewis & Clark No

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