Firecracker Penstemon is a member of a large group of plants composed of many wild species found growing in a variety of climates, as well as numerous hybrids that have been developed for a wide range of characteristics. Their flowers are often associated with the hummingbirds who rely on their nectar as an early source of food. The crimson flowers of Firecracker Penstemon are among the first blooms to appear in late winter to early spring; hovering above a mound of dark green foliage on 2-foot-long stalks while many other desert plants are still dormant. Like most Penstemons, this species is exceptionally drought tolerant and requires excellent drainage to perform well in the landscape.
Height: 2 – 3 feet
Width: 1 – 3 feet
Bloom color: Red
Flowering season: Late Winter, Spring
USDA minimum zone: 5
Cold hardiness: -20° F


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