Firecracker Penstemon, Eaton's Firecracker
Details & Attributes
|Native to Arizona
|Full sun, partial shade
In relative feet, width by height
|2' × 1'
|Minimum Temperature Range
|Leaves triangular, clustered at the base of the plant
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|An extremely showy, bright red native penstemon which can be cultivated in gardens across the state, this plant is as comfortable in Tucson as it is in Flagstaff. Could also probably be grown in Phoenix and Yuma with light, dappled shade and summertime watering. This is also a relatively long-lived penstemon which blooms prolifically each spring. Consider planting around the base of a palo verde (Parkinsonia spp.) where the bright red flowers will contrast with the green/blue bark of the tree. A good addition to a mixed garden of native perennial bloomers and/or pollinator attractors.