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Q.will indian paintbrush planted this winter (2019) grow next year if it didn’t start this spring??? thx dan

Zone 73078 | bazark added on May 3, 2019 | Answered

I live on an acreage in rural Piedmont, Okla 73078

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Answered on May 3, 2019

Indian paintbrush is a parasitic plant meaning it has to have a host plant to get it started. Hosts are often native grasses and seeds are put in a slit within the grass. They can be difficult to get started. However, it may be too early to judge failure to germinate. There are at least 3 species of Indian paintbrush so you may want to research the type you have. See the following articles:

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