Firecracker penstemon

Penstemon eatonii

plant type:
forb
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
warm
cover:
High

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Loam
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkaline

Location

Min elevation:
2000
Max elevation:
8000
Counties: 
Apache
Coconino
Gila
Maricopa
Mohave
Navajo
Pima
Pinal
Yavapai

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
High
Germination Overall: 
High
Germination rate: 
Moderate
Germination Requirements: 
germination may not occur until second growing season
Reproduction: 
High
Establishment: 
Moderate

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbance
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Drought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatWeed management

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Commonly available
NOTES:
widely used for erosion control; mycorrhizae dependent; tolerates shallow soil
Citations:
Ogle & Peterson 2000