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Indian Paintbrush Seeds

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Quick Overview

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

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Details
SKU CSTP
Common Name Indian Paint Brush or Prairie Fire
Botanical Name Castilleja coccinea
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red
Estimated Mature Height 12-18" tall
Bloom Time Late spring to mid summer
Ships As Seed
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil
Native To North America
Native To Western United States
Ideal Growing Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific NorthWest
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Suggested Uses Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Showy Flowers
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Ships to Canada Yes
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Description
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!
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3.3

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        5.0

        Color, color, color!

        By stickergal105

        from Wapello, Iowa

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            • Butterfly Garden Color

            Comments about Indian Paintbrush Seeds, 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!

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            3.0

            Some success

            By Machita

            from Washington DC

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                  Comments about Indian Paintbrush Seeds, 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.

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                  1.0

                  Did not grow

                  By Dee

                  from Cape Cod Ma

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                        Comments about Indian Paintbrush Seeds, Indian Paintbrush Seeds:

                        Never saw any growth

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Beautiful Multi-blossom Red Flowers

                        By OldKnees

                        from Syracuse, N.Y.

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                        Pros

                        • Adds Color To Fall Garden

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                          Best Uses

                          • Free Mix W Other Flowers

                          Comments about Indian Paintbrush Seeds, 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.

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                          1.0

                          Bad batch?

                          By Hokie gardener

                          from Blacksburg, VA

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                            • Not One Seed Sprouted

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                              Comments about Indian Paintbrush Seeds, Indian Paintbrush Seeds:

                              Would like to grow these flowers

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Hardy and beautiful. Love the sun.

                              By Jo

                              from Kosse, Texas

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                                    Comments about Indian Paintbrush Seeds, Indian Paintbrush Seeds:

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

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