Penstemon eatonii - Firecracker Penstemon (Eaton's Penstemon)
Penstemon eatonii Penstemon eatonii
Common Name Eaton's penstemon, Scarlet Bugler, Firecracker Penstemon
Latin Name Penstemon eatonii
Family Scrophulariaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 1-3, 7-13, 18-21 / 1-3, 7, 10, 15-21
Type / Form Shrub, small
Native Habitat Sage brush, pinon pine, yellow pine forests between 2,000 feet and 9,000 feet in San Bernardino Mountains to Mojave and Great Basin Deserts
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month
Exposure Full sun to partial shade
Height X Width Maximum 4 feet X 3 feet, usually 3 feet X 2 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Evergreen rosette, silver
Flowers Showy red trumpet shaped flowers in spring, heat marginal
Bark / Roots   / 6" 
Maintenance Low
Propagation Seeds
Pests and diseases None
Landscape uses Erosion control, container, rock garden, low maintenance, fire retardant, parkways, cut flowers
Garden Suitability Thornless, Hummingbird, Butterfly, Fire Retardant
Ornamental Value Showy red trumpet shaped flowers in spring, heat marginal
Nature Value Butterflies and hummingbirds use flowers
Native American Uses Medicinal
Links  
    Images http://www.casasarroyo.org/flowers/figwort/EatonPenstemon.html
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/53555/
    Images and data http://www.waterwiseplants.utah.gov/default.asp?p=PlantInfo&Plant=209&Cart=
    Images and data http://www.nps.gov/archive/arch/flowers/Red_flowers/Scrophulariaceae_Penstemon_eatonii.htm
    Images and data http://www.fireflyforest.com/flowers/8/penstemon-eatonii-firecracker-penstemon/
    Images and data http://www.naturesongs.com/vvplants/penstemon.html
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penstemon_eatonii
    Images and data http://www.anniesannuals.com/plants/plant_display.asp?prodid=1243&account=none
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/PenstemonFirecracker/PenstemonFirecracker.htm
    Images and data http://www.h2ouse.org/gardensoft/plant_description.aspx?PlantID=2338
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=peea
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=6158
    Data http://www.public.asu.edu/~camartin/plants/Plant%20html%20files/penstemoneatoni.html
    Data http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_JM_treatment.pl?Penstemon+eatonii
    Data http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_hort.pl?taxon=36930
    Data http://www.gardenguides.com/taxonomy/firecracker-penstemon-penstemon-eatonii/
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PEEAE2
    Seeds http://www.nativeseeds.org/v2/cat.php?catID=40&cp=2
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/nature-of-california/plants/penstemon-eatonii
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.mistymeadowsnursery.com/652/index.html
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Penstemon+eatonii
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