Firecracker Penstemon

Penstemon eatonii

SKU
02549
This showy drought tolerant perennial is native to the mountains of the desert southwest. Tall stalks adorned with brilliant orange-red tubular flowers rise 1 to 3 ft. high above of a mostly basal clump of green foliage. Tuck into a xeriscape, rock garden or border planting where the blooms will entice hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollenizers to visit.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical PronunciationPEN-steh-mun ee-TONE-ee-eye
Average Size at MaturityReaches 24-36 in. tall, 16-18 in. wide
Bloom TimeEarly spring to early summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Thrives in lean to average soil. Good drainage is essential. Drought tolerant when established; water deeply but infrequently after first growing season. One or two light waterings may prevent dormancy in late summer.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 9

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