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Ipomopsis rubra (Polemoniaceae)
A sturdy, upright perennial variety native to the southeastern portion of the United States. The brilliant red, tubular flowers are marginally spaced throughout the entire length of the spike. The leaves are finely divided making this variety easy to identify when not in bloom. Requires a very dry, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.
Average planting success with this species: 60%
Height: 2-5 feet
Germination: 14-30 days
Optimum soil temperature for germination: 65F-68F
Sowing depth: 1/16"
Blooming period: June-August
Average seeds per pound: 341,000
Seeding rate: 6 lbs. per acre
1 oz Covers: 454 sq. ft.
Suggested use: Borders along fence lines, meadows, mass plantings.
Miscellaneous: An excellent variety to attract hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden. Drought tolerant once it becomes established.