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Firecracker Penstemon

Penstemon eatonii
SKU: HC015433
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
No longer available this season.
Firecracker Beardtongue (Penstemon eatonii) is a western native plant with vivid scarlet-red flowers on tall bloom spikes in mid spring. The evergreen plant is a good species for naturalizing in harsh growing conditions. Mature size: 24-36" tall x 15" wide.
key features
Botanical Name
Penstemon eatonii
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
18-24" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


Firecracker Beardtongue (Penstemon eatonii) is a widespread native species in the western U.S. known for its mid-spring display of vivid scarlet red flowers on tall bloom spikes. The plant has attractive evergreen foliage and is a good species for naturalizing in harsh growing conditions. To extend the lifespan the plant, deadhead the flower spikes when flowering is done. But be sure to leave some seeds to ripen on the plant. Plant Firecracker Beardtongue in full sun sites with lean, well-drained soil. Water deeply but infrequently after the first growing season. Excellent companion plants include Nepeta, Hymenoxys and English Lavender. Mature size: 24-36" tall x 15" wide. (seed propagated)
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