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Castilleja latifolia

A mixed group of annuals, perennials and subshrubs mostly from North America. These plants are hemiparasites, meaning they are partly parasitic on the roots of other plants, although they seem to cause very little damage to their hosts and, indeed, sometimes grow well enough without a host (e.g. in a pot by themselves). Penstemons are recommended as hosts, They produce dense spikes of inconspicuous flowers but colour is provided by their showier bracts.

Castilleja latifolia produces dense spikes of narrow, tubular flowers in bright red to shades of yellow. It comes from the coastal dunes of California where it is known as the Monterey Indian Paintbrush.

PLANT SPECIFICS
Quantity 7 cm pot
Width 50cm
Height 1m
Family Orobanchaceae
Flowering Summer
Habitat detail full sun
Garden habitat Alpine winter / sunny summer
Soil well drained soil
Plant category Alpine
Height range 60 cm - 1.2 m

Code

KZQ-7
7 cm pot 5.00
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