Yellow Indian Paintbrush SEEDS (Castilleja sulphurea ) Perennial
Painted Cups, Indian Paintbrush, Yellow Paintbrush
Perennial, 1 – 2 ft. tall. Has pale yellow bracts and blooms in summer. Distributed through much of the intermountain region growing on moist, sub-alpine meadows and exposed flats. Prefers medium texture soils and full-sun. Plant fall or spring
Indian paintbrush requires a host plant to survive. Excellent for higher elevations and very drought tolerant. Blooms from June to August and prefers full-sun to part-shade. us
Usage: for the rock garden
SOWING ADVICE: SEEDS ARE BEST SOWN IN WINTER OR EARLY SPRING AS THEY BENEFIT FROM A COLD SPELL IN THE WET COMPOST AFTER SOWING TO BREAK THEIR DORMANCY. WE ADVISE COVERING SEEDS VERY THINLY INDEED WITH SAND OR FINE GRIT, A GOOD GUIDE IS ABOUT THE DEPTH OF THE SEED SIZE. THEY MAY ALSO BE SOWN AT ANY TIME AND IF THE SEEDS DO NOT COME UP WITHIN 4 TO 12 WEEKS THE DAMP SEED TRAY CAN BE GIVEN COLD TREATMENT IN A FRIDGE FOR ABOUT FOUR WEEKS. THESE SEEDS MAY STILL TAKE SEVERAL MONTHS TO APPEAR SO PLEASE KEEP THE POT OR TRAY SAFELY. AS THEY ARE SEMI-PARASITES, IT MAY HELP TO GROW SOME GRASS SEEDS IN THE SEED TRAY.