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Firecracker Penstemon
Scientific Name: Penstemon eatonii A. Gray
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Firecracker Penstemon (Penstemon eatonii)
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Penstemon eatonii in early May
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-3,7-13,18-21
USDA: 9-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 18F (-7C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Colorado to Mexico above 4000 feet elevation (1200 m)

Growth Habits: Perennial to 3 feet tall (90 cm), 2 feet in spread (60 cm)

Watering Needs: Little water, requires good drainage

Propagation: Seeds sown in winter, germination irregular

Blooming Habits:
The Firecracker Penstemon has red flowers in spring.

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