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Penstemon eatonii - Firecracker Penstemon

Penstemon eatonii forms dense clumps of foliage 12-18 inches tall and wide the red flowers extend in columnar sprays to 3 feet, the grey foliage mounds to about a foot tall. The Firecracker Penstemon blooms from late winter deep into Spring. Penstemon eatonii is not particular about soil types, but it is critical that drainage is excellent and Summers are fairly dry. Penstemon eatonii is native to the desert portions of California in the Creosote and Pinon Juniper habitats. Firecracker Penstemon is a great addition to the Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden providing larval food for the Variable Checkerspot and Common Buckeye Butterflies.

Penstemon eatonii, Firecracker Penstemon

Hot red flowers and grey leaves of Penstemon eatonii - Firecracker Penstemon. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other Penstemons featured on this site:
Keckiella antirrhinoides * Yellow Bush Penstemon
Keckiella breviflora * Yawning Penstemon
Keckiella cordifolia * Heartleaf Penstemon
Keckiella ternata * Blue Stemmed Penstemon
Penstemon Apple Blossom
Penstemon Burgundy Brew
Penstemon centranthifolius * Scarlet Bugler
Penstemon cobaea
Penstemon Evelyn
Penstemon Firebird
Penstemon grinnellii
Penstemon heterophyllus
Penstemon Hidcote Pink
Penstemon Holly's White
Penstemon Husker Red
Penstemon Margarita BOP
Penstemon Midnight
Penstemon palmeri
Penstemon parryi
Penstemon Raven
Penstemon Red Rocks
Penstemon spectabilis
Penstemon triflorus

The closely related Keckiella cordifolia is appropriate for this list as well