Scarlet paintbrush (yellow form)
Why we chose it for Chicago
Clay or loam.
Tolerates medium dry to medium wet soils.
Season to flower
How to plant
It is best to sow seeds directly outside in the late fall.
Scarlet paintbrush is an annual or biennial. It has brightly-colored bracts (yellow or red) that look like they have been dipped in paint surrounding inconspicuous flowers
The species is hemiparasitic so its roots form connections with other species, often grasses and rushes. They do not harm the other species, but will draw some nutrients from them.
We invite you to join us in planting the seed of hope: deepen your relationship with nature, protect and wonder at our vast Earth.