Castilleja linariifolia

Castilleja linariifolia

Narrowleaf Indian paintbrush

Previous scientific name(s): Castilleja linariifolia var. omnipubescens, Castilleja linearis, Castilleja trainii

Perennial; low to high water requirement; full sunlight. Bright red calyx blooms June to August on dry to moist, often rocky, open slopes from low valleys to 9,000 ft. Often found associated with sagebrush or juniper.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
12 
- 40 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low - High
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
17.70 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
4,915,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Red
Blooming Season: 
Summer