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
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Water Tolerance
Mature Spread 36-72" tall
Bloom TimeEarly to mid summer
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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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(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
HC017622 (1 Ounce) - Out of stock.
HC017623 (1/4 Pound) - Out of stock.
HC017624 (1 Pound) - Out of stock.
HC017625 (Packet) - Out of stock.
Common Name
Texas Plume (Gilia)
Botanical Name
Ipomopsis rubra
Seed Life Cycle
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Bloom Time
Early to mid summer
Mature Height
36-72" tall
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Ships As
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
6, 7, 8, 9
Seeds Per Pound
Seeds Per Packet
Seed Coverage
1/4 lb covers 1,555 sq ft.
1 lb covers 6,220 sq ft.
7 lb covers an acre
Soil Type
Average Soil, Sandy Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Native, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Good For Containers
Ships To Canada
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