Penstemon eatonii

Penstemon eatonii

Firecracker penstemon

Previous scientific name(s): Penstemon eatonii var. eatonii

Drought tolerant perennial; full sunlight. Red tubular shaped flowers bloom May to June along high plains, open forests, talus slopes and mountain ridges. A very attractive species with many blossoms arranged along long stems. Pollinated by hummingbirds.

Varieties: 
Richfield

A selection from native stands in Richfield, Utah, chosen for its beauty, hardiness, seed production and natural range of adaptability. A fibrous root system and wide canopy cover make it an excellent plant for soil stabilization. Cold hardy. (Released 1994, source of ecotype: Sevier County, UT)

Species Attributes

Height: 
12 
- 40 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Average
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Average
Moderately Fine: 
Not Adapted
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 3 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
28.60 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
400,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Red
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer