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Firecracker Penstemon

Penstemon eatonii

Mature Height*: 

2-3 ft

Mature Width*: 

1-3 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone Range:

4 to 9

Hardy to: 

0°F

Water Requirements: 

Drought Tolerant

Shade Requirements:

Full Sun

Native to:

Southern California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah

Firecracker Penstemon offers some of the first blooms to appear in late winter to early spring. 2-foot-long stalks of crimson flowers hover above a mound of dark green foliage while many other desert plants are still dormant. Native to southern California and the Rocky Mountains, this penstemon species is exceptionally drought tolerant and requires excellent drainage to perform well in the landscape.

*Height and width estimated for growth in the Tucson, AZ area. True sizes may vary.