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Texas Plume Seeds (Ipomopsis)

Ipomopsis rubra
SKU: HC017626
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Roll out the red carpet for hummingbirds and butterflies with Texas Plume (Ipomopsis rubra). This deer-resistant native wildflower blooms with stately spikes of vibrant red flowers in early to mid-summer, and will readily multiply. Plant some in containers for a close-up view, too. At High Country Gardens, all seeds are non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Biennial.
key features
Botanical Name
Ipomopsis rubra
Seed Life Cycle
Growing Zones
Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Seed Coverage
1/4 lb covers 1,555 sq ft.
1 lb covers 6,220 sq ft.
7 lb covers an acre
Native, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Naturalizes, Mass Plantings, Container Planting


(36-72" tall) The soaring spikes of Texas Plume reach up to 6' high, beckoning hummingbirds and butterflies from near and far to savor their nectar. The brilliant red blooms make a stunning backdrop for shorter plants in a garden bed or along a fence line. In a meadow, its tall flowers bloom in early to mid summer, heralding the start of high summer. Each flower consists of a narrow tube that flares open to a five-petal star. Flowers are scarlet red, some with speckles of yellow on the inside. Individual plants are biennial, but they will self-sow to create a permanent planting. Plant this beauty in full sun and average to dry soil. And don't worry about deer munching on this native wildflower and ruining the show; it's not on their menu of favorites. Other names for this plant include Flame Flower, Skyrocket, Standing Cypress, Red Gilia, and Scarlet Gilia.