“The many great gardens of the world… all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.” –Thomas Moore (1478-1535)
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Castilleja miniata

Red Paintbrush

Garden(s):

LoH2O

Type:

Native Perennial

Height:

25-60 cm (10-24 in)

Spread:

25-76 cm (10-30 in)

Light:

Full sun, Part shade

Water:

Moderate

Zone:

3

Bloom Time:

June, July, August

Bloom Colour:

Red

Foliage Colour:

Green, Bronze

Soil:

Well-Drained

Notes:

Most Paintbrushes are partial parasites on other plants through root connections with the roots. Transplantation usually kills the plant. Propagation is achieved by sowing seed in the fall with seeds of an herbaceous perennial that acts as a host.