Indian Paintbrush Seeds

$4.95
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This rare wildflower lights up the summer garden with orange/red, show flowers. The bright blooms also attract hummingbirds and butterflies! Biennial.

Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 12-18" tall
Bloom Time Late spring to mid summer
Size Packet
SKU CSTP
Indian Paintbrush, also known as Painted Cup, is a biennial native wildflower to the United States. It is beloved for its bright, fiery blooms and long blooms. It thrives in sunny areas that have well-draining soil. It can be tricky to grow from seed but absolutely worth the effort!
SKU CSTP
Common Name Indian Paint Brush or Prairie Fire
Botanical Name Castilleja coccinea
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 12-18" tall
Bloom Time Late spring to mid summer
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 4,000,000
Seeds Per Packet 300
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Native To North America
Native To Most of the United States
Native Yes
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Advantages Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Native
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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American MeadowsIndian Paintbrush Seeds
 
2.8

(based on 10 reviews)

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56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Best Uses

  • Outdoors (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (4)
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    • Personal (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful Multi-blossom Red Flowers

The Indian Paintbrush adds the look of a forgotten meadow to my 'cottage garden.' The plant is multi-stemmed with bright red small blossoms at the end. Thet've added terific color to my late...Read complete review

The Indian Paintbrush adds the look of a forgotten meadow to my 'cottage garden.' The plant is multi-stemmed with bright red small blossoms at the end. Thet've added terific color to my late summer/early fall garden. I can imagine a field of them mixed with tall grasses all gently swaying in the breeze.
A nice addition to any naturalistic garden.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Some success

Only one out of the approximate 20 seeds that I planted in my first round came up, but the one that came up was healthy and strong looking. No blooms this year but hope...Read complete review

Only one out of the approximate 20 seeds that I planted in my first round came up, but the one that came up was healthy and strong looking. No blooms this year but hope to see a return next year.

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1.0

Not good

By 

from Virginia

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    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors

      Comments about American Meadows Indian Paintbrush Seeds:

      These seeds did not grow at all, didn't even sprout and I followed the directions exactly. They are my home state native but may not grow at all in the state I live in now??

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      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Love the Indian Paintbrush

      By 

      from Oklahoma City, OK

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Flower Beds That Need No
        • Outdoors

        Comments about American Meadows Indian Paintbrush Seeds:

        Easy to sow, comes back every year. User friendly!

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        • Personal
         
        1.0

        Nothing whizzy or fancy

        By 

        from Nountain Home, AR

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        Comments about American Meadows Indian Paintbrush Seeds:

        I planted this in a sunny location. Nothing came up

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        1.0

        Planted seeds, but nothing came up

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        from Mountain Home, AR

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        Pros

        • No Flower Came Up

        Cons

        • Not What I Thought It Was

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about American Meadows Indian Paintbrush Seeds:

        Maybe I didn't plant in good location. I didn't have any luck with this flower

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        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Color, color, color!

        By 

        from Wapello, Iowa

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          Cons

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            • Butterfly Garden Color

            Comments about American Meadows Indian Paintbrush Seeds:

            I have added Indian Paintbrush to my butterfly garden for the beautiful red blooms. Due to unfavorable weather conditions in the midwest this summer, they did not bloom, but I look forward to seeing them mingled with my wildflowers!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            3.0

            Some success

            By 

            from Washington DC

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            Comments about American Meadows Indian Paintbrush Seeds:

            Only one out of the approximate 20 seeds that I planted in my first round came up, but the one that came up was healthy and strong looking. No blooms this year but hope to see a return next year.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            1.0

            Did not grow

            By 

            from Cape Cod Ma

            Comments about American Meadows Indian Paintbrush Seeds:

            Never saw any growth

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beautiful Multi-blossom Red Flowers

            By 

            from Syracuse, N.Y.

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Adds Color To Fall Garden

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Free Mix W Other Flowers

              Comments about American Meadows Indian Paintbrush Seeds:

              The Indian Paintbrush adds the look of a forgotten meadow to my 'cottage garden.' The plant is multi-stemmed with bright red small blossoms at the end. Thet've added terific color to my late summer/early fall garden. I can imagine a field of them mixed with tall grasses all gently swaying in the breeze.
              A nice addition to any naturalistic garden.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Bad batch?

              By 

              from Blacksburg, VA

              Pros

                Cons

                • Not One Seed Sprouted

                Best Uses

                  Comments about American Meadows Indian Paintbrush Seeds:

                  Would like to grow these flowers

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Hardy and beautiful. Love the sun.

                  By 

                  from Kosse, Texas

                  Comments about American Meadows Indian Paintbrush Seeds:

                  Take very little watering and take direct sun all day. I love these flowers!

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                  USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                  To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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