Castilleja coccinea Seeds

Indian Paint Brush or Prairie Fire Seeds

  • Red Castilleja coccinea Seeds, Castilleja coccinea, Indian Paint Brush or Prairie Fire Seeds
  • Red Castilleja coccinea Seeds, Castilleja coccinea, Indian Paint Brush or Prairie Fire Seeds

Castilleja coccinea (Indian Paint Brush or Prairie Fire) is a wildflower of the eastern US. This species blooms with showy scarlet-orange flowers in the late spring and summer.

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$4.95
per packet
Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Bloom Time Late spring to mid summer
Shipping Most orders ship within 5 business days. Learn More…
Size Packet
SKU HAS3LPK

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Castilleja coccinea (Indian Paint Brush or Prairie Fire) is a wildflower of the eastern US. This species blooms with showy scarlet-orange flowers in the late spring and summer. It is best seeded directly into the garden next to Little Bluestem grass (Schizachyrium) and Beardtongue (Penstemon) whose roots the Paintbrush needs to parasitize. Biennial. Plant for two years running to keep it coming back. USDA zones 4-8.
SKU HAS3LPK
Common Name Indian Paint Brush or Prairie Fire Seeds
Botanical Name Castilleja coccinea
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 12-18" tall
Bloom Time Late spring to mid summer
Ships As Seed
Days to Germination Cold Stratification - 60 days/Regular Surface
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Native To North America
Native To Western United States
Native Yes
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly
Storable Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

Planting Guides

Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions

  1. Check for your last frost date and plant after this has passed. Choose a spot on your property that gets 6 or more hours of direct sun a day unless you are planting seeds for shade.
  2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth. Simply dig up everything that is growing, turn the soil and rake the area flat. If this is an area that has never before been gardened, you may need to till the area up to remove growth.
  3. Mix the seeds with sand* for better visibility and scatter the seeds directly on top of the soil. If you are sowing a larger area, we recommend using a seed spreader; if not, you can sow by hand.
  4. We recommend lightly compressing the seeds into the soil, making sure not to bury them. You can either walk on them, use a board or if you are sowing a larger area, rent a seed roller.
  5. Water so that the soil is moist, not soaking wet, until the seedlings are about 4-6" tall. After that, the seedlings will survive on natural rains. If you are experiencing very dry weather, we recommend watering occasionally.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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