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Penstemon eatonii / Firecracker Penstemon

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Family: Scrophulariaceae

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This perennial grows at a moderate rate to 1' x 1-1/2'. Bright green leaves form a rosette at the base of the plant. Scarlet spikes of flowers appear late winter to spring. Reseeds easily. Plant in fall for spring flowers. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Accepts full sun to partial shade. Native to the southwest U.S. and Mexico. Similar to Penstemon barbatus but eatonii is earlier and more compact.  Information by: El Nativo Growers

Notes: Frost tolerant to 0 F.

Anatomy

Plant Type

Perennial

Height Range

1-3'

Width Range

1-3'

Flower Color

Red

Flower Season

Winter, Spring

Leaf Color

Green

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full, Half

Water

Low, Medium

Growth Rate

Moderate

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Rocky

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

Adverse Factors

n/a

Sunset Zones

1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

Heat, Saline Soil, Windy Conditions, Alkaline Soil

Design

Design Styles

Spanish, Wild Garden

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers

Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring

Location Uses

Entry, Parking Strip, Patio, Swimming Pool, Walkways, With Rocks

Special Uses

Filler, Naturalizing, Small Spaces

Attracts Wildlife

Hummingbirds

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