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Texas Bluebonnet & Indian Paintbrush Seed Combo

Lupinus texensis & Castilleja coccinea Combo
SKU: HC017676
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Overview
Famous for its stunning blue blooms, Texas Bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis) pairs beautifully with the vibrant red-orange hues of Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja coccinea). Plant this native seed combo in full sun for a season of jewel-tone flowers that attract plenty of pollinators. Deer resistant wildflowers will naturalize to offer more color each season. All seeds are non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free, and guaranteed to grow. Perennial.
key features
Botanical Name
Lupinus texensis & Castilleja coccinea Combo
Seed Life Cycle
Perennial
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Average
Advantages
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Mass Plantings
SKU
HC017676

Description

(8-18" tall) There's more to this beautiful combination of Texas Bluebonnet and Indian Paintbrush than meets the eye. Sure, the colors look fabulous together, and they both enjoy a full sun site with well-drained soil and bloom in late spring to early summer. Look deeper and you'll find that these are true plant partners! Indian Paintbrush is a hemi-parasitic plant: It grows best when its roots are in close proximity to a suitable partner. In this case, the roots of an Indian Paintbrush plant will form an association with the roots of a nearby Texas Bluebonnet plant and will draw off a portion of the nutrients and moisture it needs to thrive, without harming the host bluebonnet. Without a nearby host, Indian Paintbrush plants may survive, but their vigor will slowly decline and they won't show their true splendor. What a fascinating world takes place out of our view, beneath our feet! This duo attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies, will naturalize to fill in a garden or meadow area, and is deer-resistant.

 

What’s in this combo?

One packet each of:

  • Texas Bluebonnet Seeds (Lupinus texensis)
  • Indian Paintbrush Seeds (Castilleja coccinea)