Firecracker Penstemon in bloom
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Firecracker Penstemon

Penstemon eatonii


ZONE HARDINESS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
SPACE REQUIREMENTS
1" 50" 100"
HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS
1" 50" 100"
SUN REQUIREMENTS
1 50 100

A short-lived perennial with brilliant red tubular flowers and evergreen foliage. The flower shape makes it a favorite for hummingbirds. It requires well-drained gravelly soils and has excellent cold tolerance. Drought tolerant. Attractive to many other pollinators, including bees, and moths.

This plant has a fire-resistance score of 8, meaning it should be planted 30 feet or greater from your home. Idaho Firewise: http://idahofirewise.org/


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PLANT DETAILS


NAME
Firecracker Penstemon, Eaton's Penstemon, Firecracker Beardtongue
TYPE
Perennial
HEIGHT
18" - 36"
SPACING
10" - 24"

ZONE HARDINESS
4-8

SUN REQUIREMENTS
Full sun

ΒLOOM TIME
Summer
Late Spring