CAPIS: CALIFORNIA PLANT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Photo Credits: 2009 by Ken Gilliland | 2008 Thomas Stoughton | 2008 Thomas Stoughton

USDA Zones: 8-10
Sunset Zones: 1-3, 7-13, 18-21
Jepson Bioregions: See map
Sun: Full,Part
Water: Low
Soil: Well-drained
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Flood Tolerant: No
Clay Tolerant: No
Serpentine Tolerant: No
Habit: Perennial
Size: 2 ft wide x 2 ft high
Form: Herbaceous - Spire
Flower Color: Red
Flower Season: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Foliage Texture: Medium
Deciduous: No
Fall Color: None
Fruit: Inconspicuous
Growth Rate: Fast
Decorative Bark: No
Special: Pollinators

Natural range in California

The map below shows regions where Firecracker penstemon grows naturally. The state is divided into bioregions based on geophysical and climatic boundaries. Plants found in your bioregion are most likely to thrive with minimal interventions such as water, climate modification, and maintenance. To find out which bioregion you are in, visit the Map of Jepson Bioregions.