Penstemon Eatonii, known by common names ‘Eaton’s Penstemon’, ‘Firecracker Penstemon’. It is native to Western United States from Southern California to the Rocky Mountains. Grows in many types of deserts, woodland, forest, and plateau habitat. Firecracker Penstemon blooms in early to mid-spring with tall spikes of brilliant red. This plant was used by Native Americans for the treatment of spider bites, stomach troubles, to reduce bleeding, backache, snakebite, as a veterinary aid, and for healing of burns.
||Number of Seeds
||Max Coverage Area (Square Ft.)
Scientific Name: Penstemon Eatonii
Common Name: Eaton’s Penstemon
Plant Type: Perennial
Native Range: United States, California, Rocky Mountains, Utah, Southwest, Nevada, Arizona
Height: 12 to 36 "
Spread: 12 to 36 "
Habitat: Deserts, Woodland, Forest, Open Plateau
Exposure: Full Sun/Partial Sun
Blooming Season: Spring (Late), Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Resistant: Drought, Deer
Flower Shape: Tubular
Flower Color: Red
Water Requirement: Low
Soil Type: Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Uses: Beds and Borders, Gravel and Rock gardens, Informal and Cottage