Paint Brush - Castilleja integra
Castilleja integra - Paintbrush
Bright, glowing color on reddish stemmed plants. Linear leaves on small mounds. Blooms June-Sept and once established, is a long-lived Perennial.
Seeds need moist stratification or plant in fall and winter. Plant very lightly and remember seed to soil contact, press in lightly.
Castilleja is semi-parasitic and needs a host plant. Blue Grama, Fringed Sage, Penstemons, and other native grasses will do the trick.
Be patient! This seed can take 4 weeks to germinate. Expect blooms in the second or third year. Dye plant.
Packets come with host plant included.