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Penstemon eatonii (Eaton's Firecracker)
Penstemon eatonii (Eaton's Firecracker)
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Penstemon eatonii (Eaton's Firecracker)


 Eaton's Firecracker

A perennial that grows up to three feet tall and wide.  Red tubular flower clusters bloom in the spring through summer.  It is deciduous in the winter.

Plant with: Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata), Brittlebush (Encelia sp.), Apache Plume (Fallugia paradoxa), Juniper (Juniperus sp.), Pinyon Pine (Pinus monophylla), Desert Scrub Oak(Quercus cornelius-mulleri), Desert Sage (Salvia dorrii), and Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia)

Plant in full sun to part shade

- Best in well drained sand or decomposed granite soil

- Low moisture

- Water once a month during summer

- Attracts birds, bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

- Hardy up to 20 degrees

- Native to California