Penstemon eatonii (Firecracker penstemon)

Short-lived native perennial with scarlet red tubular flowers, blooming March to July. Drought tolerant, occurring on dry sagebrush, desert scrub and woodland communities; up to 11,000 ft. elevation. Use for restoration, pollinator enhancement and xeriscaping. Fibrous root system is excellent for soil stabilization. Attracts hummingbirds and other pollinators.

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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 - Chosen for its beauty, hardiness, seed production and natural range of adaptability. (Released 1994)