Growing parasitic plants,

Pamela Harlow pamela@polson.com
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 07:47:29 PDT
Jelitto seed offers blue fescue and many others.

On Sun, Mar 15, 2015 at 8:22 PM, Joyce Miller <Miller7398@comcast.net>
wrote:

> 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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