Penstemon eatonii (Firecracker penstemon)

Drought tolerant perennial; full sunlight. Red tubular shaped flowers bloom May to June along high plains, open forests, talus slopes and mountain ridges. A very attractive species with many blossoms arranged along long stems. Pollinated by hummingbirds.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Single crown

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Single crown

Mature Height: 48 in.

Bloom Color: Red

Bloom Period: Early summer

Annual Precipitation: 10-20 in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Medium

Nitrogen fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 7.0-8.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 900,000

Seeding Rate: 1.3 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

Richfield

A selection from native stands in Richfield, Utah, chosen for its beauty, hardiness, seed production and natural range of adaptability. A fibrous root system and wide canopy cover make it an excellent plant for soil stabilization. Cold hardy. (Released 1994, source of ecotype: Sevier County, UT)