Texas Plume Seeds (Ipomopsis)

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.
Zones6 - 9
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Native
Good For Containers
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size36-72" tall
Bloom TimeEarly to mid summer
ShippingDue to current circumstances, new orders will begin shipping the week of June 1. Please note that despite shipping delays, there is still time to plant! In most areas of the US, there is plenty of time to plant your seeds into mid-June. Learn More…
SKUHC017626

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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(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.

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Associated SKUsHC017626
HC017624 (1 Pound)
HC017622 (1 Ounce)
HC017623 (1/4 Pound)
HC017625 (Packet) - Out of stock.
Common Name
Texas Plume (Gilia)
Botanical Name
Ipomopsis rubra
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Red
Bloom Time
Early to mid summer
Mature Height
36-72" tall
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Species
Ships As
Seed
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
6, 7, 8, 9
Seeds Per Pound
369,000
Seeds Per Packet
203
Seed Coverage
1/4 lb covers 1,555 sq ft.
1 lb covers 6,220 sq ft.
7 lb covers an acre
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Native, Good For Containers, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ships To 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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Due to current circumstances, new orders will begin shipping the week of June 1.

Please note that despite shipping delays, there is still time to plant! In most areas of the US, there is plenty of time to plant your seeds into mid-June.

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