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Penstemon eatonii

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Penstemon eatonii

Species Name: Penstemon eatonii
Common Name: Firecracker Penstemon

Long wands of scarlet, two-lipped, tubular flowers are loved by hummingbirds. Enjoys summer heat and drought once established.

Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining , rocky
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Red
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: San Bernardino to Desert Mountains
Natural Habitat: Dry sagebrush scrub, juniper/pinyon woodland, yellow pine forest to 8,500'

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