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Known by the common name Eaton's Firecracker. It is native to the western United States from California to the Rocky Mountains, where it grows in many types of desert, woodland, forest, and open plateau habitat. In California it is found primarily in high desert areas.
In the low desert it blooms in late winter to early spring with spikes of rich red flowers. Hummingbirds love it! Glossy dark green (dull green in drought) leaves form a low clump. Plant in full sun and well-drained soils. Might suffer in intense summer heat if given a full western exposure.
This is a wonderfully spectacular short-lived accent perennial for mixed winter and spring desert gardens. Will reseed, though not aggressively, which is to one's advantage.

Firecracker Penstemon (Penstemon eatoni)

SKU: FirecrackerPenstemon