Penstemon Firecracker Seeds

Penstemon Firecracker Seeds

Penstemon eatonii

Item #1809

Perennial. Firecracker blooms with brilliance as early as April, and is the only red penstemon to be found as far north as Utah. This heirloom lives up to its name, with fiery red, tubular, wildflowers amassed on tall spikes. Very heat and drought tolerant, perfect for a sunny, rocky slope or wildflower garden. Perennial in USDA zones 4-9. Attracts pollinators. Deer resistant.

Seedling Image


Full sun to part shade

Blooms late spring to early summer

2'-3' tall

Days to Emerge:
14 - 21 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of
3 seeds
every 10"-12"

When 2" tall,
thin to 1
every 10"-12"

When to sow outside: 6 to 8 weeks before average last frost, or late fall for spring germination.

When to start inside: 6 to 8 weeks before average last frost. Cooler soil temperatures are preferred (around 55°F).

Special germination instructions: Stratification is recommended for optimum germination. (See inside of packet for details.)

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