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Castilleja miniata - Indian Paintbrush - Orobanchaceae (The Broomrape Family)
Castilleja miniata - Indian Paintbrush - Indian paintbrush (Castilleja miniata) is beautiful West Coast native with inflorescences that look like a paintbrush dipped in fiery colours.
Castilleja miniata - Indian paintbrush (Castilleja miniata) is beautiful West Coast native with inflorescences that look like a paintbrush dipped in fiery colours.


 
15cm
Price: $21.99
Zone Hardiness: 3-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Height: 8-12"
Width: 8-12"
Flower Colour: Red

Stock Status: Available This Year
Availability: Most plants are ready to ship from May and June onwards.
Product Code: 1242
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Description Fine Print
 
Indian paintbrush (Castilleja miniata) is an interesting and beautiful West Coast native with clumps of upright black stems topped with inflorescences of colourful scarlet red to reddish orange bracts and tubular green flowers that together resemble a paintbrush dipped in fiery colours. Castilleja are partially parasitic on a wide range of plants in the wild -- though they are often associated with grasses, shrubs, legumes, and daisies -- from which they "borrow" water and nutrients. They do not kill their hosts but might slow down their growth rates. Rare in cultivation. Popular with hummingbirds.
Details
  • Class: Deciduous
  • Soil Moisture: Average, Moist, Dry
  • Flowering Time: Summer
  • Fragrant: No
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Attracts: Hummingbirds
  • Habitat: Wet to dry meadows, grassy slopes, fens, tidal marshes, clearings, roadsides, and open forests from sea level to alpine zones in western North America.
  • Geographical Origin: Americas - North America
  • BC Native: Yes

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