Horticulture in the Desert

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Penstemon eatonii – Firecracker Penstemon

Posted by VT Jenny on February 19, 2009

Penstemon eatonii – Firecracker Penstemon

Size: 1-4′ tall and 1′ wide perennial
Flowers: brilliant red blooms Feb – April and again in Fall
Site: Full sun to partial shade well drained soil
Uses: Mixed with other perennials, seasonal color, hummingbird garden
Foliage: Dark green, shiny lance shaped to ovate
Native: Rocky slopes eastern CA, southern UT, SW CO, NE NM, Arizona.

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