Castilleja integra ,Wholeleaf Indian Paintbrush , Squawfeather ,Perennial

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This is Castilleja integra, also known as wholeleaf Indian paintbrush, and Squawfeather. This plant grows best in full sun where its brilliant red, crimson, and scarlet blossoms attract a wide variety of birds, bees, and butterflies. These drought tolerant plants grow about 1 foot tall and blossom from late Spring until early Fall. This is a larval host for the Fulvia Checkerspot butterfly. Castilleja in general are larval hosts for the Ediths Checkerspot, Theona Checkerspot, Leanira Checkerspot, and Black Checkerspot butterflies. USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 7.this perennial paintbrush, 6-16 in. tall, bears several leafy stems from a woody root. The stems are topped by crimson, floral spikes. The flowers themselves are greenish, tinged scarlet, and are mostly hidden by the showy crimson, or sometimes yellowish, bracts. Narrow, unlobed, undivided leaves line the stems.

The roots of this plant will grow until they touch the roots of other plants, frequently grasses, penetrating these host roots to obtain a portion of their nutrients. Transplanting paintbrush may kill it.
SOWING ADVICE: SEEDS ARE BEST SOWN IN WINTER OR EARLY SPRING AS THEY BENEFIT FROM A COLD SPELL IN THE WET COMPOST AFTER SOWING TO BREAK THEIR DORMANCY. WE ADVISE COVERING SEEDS VERY THINLY INDEED WITH SAND OR FINE GRIT, A GOOD GUIDE IS ABOUT THE DEPTH OF THE SEED SIZE. THEY MAY ALSO BE SOWN AT ANY TIME AND IF THE SEEDS DO NOT COME UP WITHIN 4 TO 12 WEEKS THE DAMP SEED TRAY CAN BE GIVEN COLD TREATMENT IN A FRIDGE FOR ABOUT FOUR WEEKS. THESE SEEDS MAY STILL TAKE SEVERAL MONTHS TO APPEAR SO PLEASE KEEP THE POT OR TRAY SAFELY. AS THEY ARE SEMI-PARASITES, IT MAY HELP TO GROW SOME GRASS SEEDS IN THE SEED TRAY.SOWING ADVICE: SEEDS ARE BEST SOWN IN WINTER OR EARLY SPRING AS THEY BENEFIT FROM A COLD SPELL IN THE WET COMPOST AFTER SOWING TO BREAK THEIR DORMANCY. WE ADVISE COVERING SEEDS VERY THINLY INDEED WITH SAND OR FINE GRIT, A GOOD GUIDE IS ABOUT THE DEPTH OF THE SEED SIZE. THEY MAY ALSO BE SOWN AT ANY TIME AND IF THE SEEDS DO NOT COME UP WITHIN 4 TO 12 WEEKS THE DAMP SEED TRAY CAN BE GIVEN COLD TREATMENT IN A FRIDGE FOR ABOUT FOUR WEEKS. THESE SEEDS MAY STILL TAKE SEVERAL MONTHS TO APPEAR SO PLEASE KEEP THE POT OR TRAY SAFELY. AS THEY ARE SEMI-PARASITES, IT MAY HELP TO GROW SOME GRASS SEEDS IN THE SEED TRAY.

Materials: Seeds,Perennial,Garden seed,Very Rare,Giant Red Indian Paintbrush Seeds,Castilleja Miniata,Deep red,Perennial garden,fall Planting

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