Penstemon eatonii - Firecracker Penstemon
Evergreen to stress-deciduous perennial to 2 ft, with flower spikes to 4 ft. Light green leaves, with showy spikes of red-orange flowers in spring. Attracts hummingbirds. Native to the high deserts of California into the Rocky Mountains. Great for rock gardens, desert gardens, and border plantings. Full to part sun. Low water, with occasional supplemental water spring thru fall. Prefers fast draining soils. Hardy to 15º F.