The Q&A Archives: Indian Paintbrush Seed Source

Question: I am trying to find a flower call "Indian paintbrush."

Answer: Indian paintbrush is a common name for "Castilleja sp." There are over 30 species of this wildflower. I did a database search and these nurseries showed up as having seed. If you have a local source for wildflower seed in the Tulsa area, you might want to check with them also. Indian paintbrush can be tricky to get started, because they are partially parasitic on the roots of other plants. Their roots penetrate the tissues of the host plant to obtain some of their nutrients. Good luck!

Theodore Payne Foundation ($3.50 catalog) 10459 Tuxford St.
Sun Valley, CA USA 91352 Telephone 818-768-1802
Fax 818-768-5215

Alplains ($2.00) 32315 Pine Crest Court P.O.Box 489
Kiowa, CO USA 80117-0489 Telephone 303-621-2247 Fax 303-621-2864

Prairie Moon Nursery Rt. 3, Box 163 Winona, MN USA 55987
Telephone 507-452-1362 Fax 507-454-5238

Prairie Seed Source P.O. Box 83 North Lake, WI USA 53064-0083 (no other contact info provided).

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