|Red Texas Star|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
|Maximum recommended zone:||Zone 9b
|Plant Height:||24 - 60 inches|
|Plant Spread:||18 - 24 inches|
|Fruit:||Edible to birds
|Bloom Size:||Under 1"
|Flower Time:||Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
|Propagation: Seeds:||Other info: This plant self seeds.
|Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Jun 1, 2012 1:14 PM
A self-seeding wildflower originally from Texas. Has self-seeded up here for multiple years.
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|Posted by TexasPlumeria87 (Plano, TX - Zone 8a) on May 23, 2017 11:31 AM
I started my plants from seed that I scattered in October of 2016, they bloomed in May of 2017. I wasn't expecting them to bloom so soon, but once they did, they're stunning. The flowers on mine are more of a red/orange color with white variegation on the inner petals. The hummingbirds love this plant and I saw one go from the top blooms to the bottom ones. It requires very little water and mine grew to almost 6 ft. I hope I have plenty of volunteers next year.
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|variegatagal||On March 10, 2018||Maintenance performed
Soooo many seedlings. Yanked some.
|variegatagal||On February 23, 2017||Plant emerged
Seedlings scattered in front yard everywhere!
|variegatagal||On September 3, 2016||Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Removed, expecting seeds
|variegatagal||On March 21, 2016||Obtained plant
Painted Flower Farm,Inc.
3801 Lariat Road
|MrsBinWY||On May 4, 2019||Transplanted
5 groups of 3: near peonies in back; next to big iron pot; with Bob iris; near leaks in alley; and in front by Pontechium maculatum
|MrsBinWY||On April 13, 2019||Potted up
25 - One was small, but all the sown seeds germinated. Previous germination percentages have always been very low. Maybe the house temps were warmer this year?
|MrsBinWY||On January 30, 2019||Seeds germinated
2; 22 up on 2-6-19
|MrsBinWY||On January 26, 2019||Seeds sown
25 seeds from 2016G in milk jug @ room temp
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