Firecracker penstemon has the perfect name. As can be seen by the images of plants in full bloom, this high desert California native produces a dramatic display of bright red flowers during the spring. It is a robust species, 2-3 ft. tall with lush green foliage.
Firecracker penstemon is naturally suited to southwestern style landscape plantings in the Inland Empire. It grow best on well drained soils, in full sun and with low amounts of supplemental water during summer. It combines well with other desert perennials and around boulders, on banks and for seasonal accent value.