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One of the most exquisite perennials of the Mojave Desert, Penstemon eatonii aka Firecracker Penstemon is something no garden should be without.
Grows in the higher desert elevations to about 4000 feet. It requires soil that drains well. It will tolerate a little shade, but does best in full sun.
Drought tolerant once it is established, but a few light waterings over the summer does help to keep the greenery looking good.
1 to 3+ feet high.
Grows best with moist stratification.
Sunset Zone(s): 1-3, 7-13, 18-21
USDA Zone(s): 1-3, 7, 10, 15-21
Blooming Period: Spring
Color: Bright Red
Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Type: Gravelly, sandy, no clay soils.
Water Usage: Xeric once established
Collection elevation: 3900 feet
Location: San Bernardino County