Castilleja

Dell Sherk ds429@frontier.com
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:17:27 PDT
And one of the buffalo grasses has been used for years to flavor vodka in Russia. Win-win!

Dell




From: Boyce Tankersley
Sent: Friday, October 9, 2015 2:25 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Castilleja


Buffalo grass (Buchloe dactyloides) and Blue Grama grass (Bouteloua
gracilis) work, at least for some of the species.  Establish grass first in
pots then add paintbrush seeds.  Various online vendors offer plugs and
seeds.

Boyce Tankersley
Chicago Botanic Garden

On Fri, Oct 9, 2015 at 12:18 PM, Shawn Pollard via pbs <
pbs@lists.ibiblio.org> wrote:

> Jim:
>
> Indian paintbrushes (Castilleja) are reputed to be partially parasitic on
> other plants, particularly grasses.  If you're raising them in pots, they
> need a host plant.  I don't know if they are species-specific when it comes
> to hosts.
>
> Shawn Pollard
> Yuma, AZ
>
> --------------------------------------------
> On Wed, 10/7/15, Jim Barton <jimb@customwindowsupply.com> wrote:
>
>  Subject: [pbs] Castilleja
>  To: "pbs@lists.ibiblio.org" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
>  Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 4:35 PM
>
>  This plant may be a bit far afield
>  from a geophyte, but does anyone have information on how to
>  raise Castilleja sp. from seed. I live in Sunset zone 14 the
>  seed came from Sunset zone 7 or 9.
>  Jim
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