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Castilleja coccinea and sulphur ?

Posted by adidas 6/7 (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 29, 13 at 10:23


I'd like to try growing Indian Paintbrushes from seed. So first, has anyone else done this and been successful? I understand that they are hemiparasitic and so I thought I'd try a few seeds in a meadowish area outside (direct sow) and maybe try some wintersown in a milk jug after hacking up a piece of grass to damage the roots....does this sound plausible?

Second, I read that if you wintersow, you can get a jumpstart by putting seeds in a bag w/a tiny bit of water, adding sulphur so seeds don't rot and putting the bag in the fridge. However, I have never handled I buy the powdered variety and shake some directly into the bag w/the seeds? Is there a spray form?

Thanks for any and all input!

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RE: Castilleja coccinea and sulphur ?

SOAK SEED IN WATER FOR 12 HOURS THEN STORE AT 40f FOR 60 DAYS.... Then lightly cover the seed soil temp for germination 65-70F & takes
As you said this is parasitic plant & needs a host

RE: Castilleja coccinea and sulphur ?

Thank-you for your help. I will sow the seeds (after cold strat.) w/grama seeds. I have cleared a patch outside in my "meadow" and will cover the seeds w/burlap 'til next spring.

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