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.
Sandy, Clay, Rocky
Average, Poor, Well-drained
1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Heat, Saline Soil, Windy Conditions, Alkaline Soil
Spanish, Wild Garden
Entry, Parking Strip, Patio, Swimming Pool, Walkways, With Rocks
Filler, Naturalizing, Small Spaces
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