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- Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja coccinea)
Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja coccinea)
Indian Paintbrush is a sought-after prairie beauty that prefers bright sites with medium-dry to medium-wet soils. An annual or biennial, its vivid scarlet bracts nearly hide small, greenish flowers and appear to have been dipped in paint. May and June are the typical bloom time, but because of its annual or biennial nature, you can see flowers blooming as late as October.
Sun Exposure - Full, Partial
Soil Moisture - Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry
Height - 2 feet
Bloom Time - May, June
Bloom Color - Red
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery.