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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:

Taxon ID#

16

Tall erect perennial with bright red inflorescences

Scientific  Name:

Castilleja miniata

Common Name 1

› Common red paintbrush

Family:

Scrophulariaceae

Origins:

Native to Pacific Northwest

Plant Type:

Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Common Name 2

› Slender paintbrush

Common Name 3

› giant red paintbrush

Oregon native:

yes

Western state native:

yes

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

3

Sun Preference:

Partial Sun

Water Preference:

M

Soil Preference:

Grow in moist soil

Fertilizer Needs:

minimal

Recommended Mulch:

None

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Green

Foliage Description:

Leaves flat, dark green, lance-shaped smooth entire

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

Red

Flower Description:

Flowers minute and inconspicuous: bracts conspicuous red

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Winter Foliage:

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Dies back in fall

Mature height:

12-30"

Mature spread:

3"

Growth rate:

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

no

Fire Resistant:

no

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

no

Native Habitat:

Wet meadows streambanks at mid to high elevations in mountains

Attracts Birds:

yes

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

yes

Swales:

yes

Wildlife Use:

Slight use for nectar

Photo:

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

no

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

no

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

May

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Sep

Ornamental Accent:

yes

no

Garden Observations:

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

None

Summer Care:

None

Fall Care:

None

Winter Care:

None

Long Term Care:

Keep the soil consistently moist for the first year, but don?t let the soil become soggy or waterlogged. Thereafter, it is relatively drought-tolerant and needs only occasional watering. Established plants require no further attention. Do not fertilize In

Insect Pests:

Wildlife Pests:

Relatively free of disease and insects

Diseases:

Environmental Problems:

Landscape Problems:

None

Care Comments:

Roots grow until they touch the roots of other plants, frequently grasses, then penetrate the roots of these host plants, obtaining a portion of their nutrients. Transplanting paintbrush usually kills it. Paintbrush is a biennial plant that usually develo

RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

Alternate Source 1:

Alternate Source 2:

Source Comment:

Landscape Application
Resource Links

Plant Maintenance Information

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