Growing parasitic plants,

Joyce Miller
Sun, 15 Mar 2015 20:22:16 PDT
Dear Kathleen,

Thank you for your note on hemi-parasitic plants.  Do do you know of a 
source for blue fescue seeds. T & M used to carry it but not now.

Joyce Miller, Gresham, Oregon

Castillejas (paintbrushes) are hemi-parasites; some years ago a method was 
developed to grow these species from seed:  Sow fescue (grass) seeds over a 
flat of potting soil, grow the grass so that it is well established (3-6 
months), then sow Castilleja seeds among the fescue plants. If you know 
broomrape hosts, you could try a similar method.

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