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Texas Paint Brush
(Castilleja indivisa)

Texas Paintbrush
Texas Paintbrush is one of Texas' most beautiful landscape displays. In Bluebonnet country, large fields of red and blue are an impressive sight. This showy plant is one of our earliest Spring flowers and makes its appearance along with Bluebonnets in March. Though native to Texas, they will grow in other areas.

The Facts..

DESCRIPTION:
  • Intense red-orange in color which is actually due to leaf-like bracts surrounding the tubular, greenish-yellow flowers on the upper 2"-7" of the stem.
  • 8" - 24" high
  • Blooms MARCH - MAY
PLANTING:
  • FALL (August-December)
  • Plant in well-drained soils in FULL SUN.
  • Surface sow or 1/8" - Seeds can be surface sown, but gently raking them in will provide even better results. If possible, gently water them in after sowing and continue to keep them damp until they are established.
  • At 55-65 degrees F, seeds should sprout in 30-120 days.
SEEDING:
  • 1/4 pound per acre
  • 1 packet covers 400 square feet
Grows well with other wildflowers. Can be used in pastures, road sides, hill sides, meadows, and wild flower and floral gardens.



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Texas Bluebonnet Seed Company

7765 FM 1696
Bedias, Texas 77831

Phone: 936-395-0308
Fax: 936-395-3023


August 19, 2003

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