The Coast Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja affinis) is still kicking. August can be a hard time to get a lot of color in the garden…seems to be the case with the native landscape too.
Last we checked out this red flowering guy from the Foxglove Family (Scrophulariaceae), it was looking a little more vigorous. Hey, but it is surviving with no water except some ocean salty spray…and moisture from those foggy summer days.
Noel from A Plant Fanatic in Hawaii, recently caught the Coast Indian Paintbrush blooming…plus a couple other dune plants. BTW, we still have not been able to locate the yellow form of this plant, the Tiburon Paintbrush (Castilleja affinis subspecies neglecta).
So tell us about some of the August and Fall plantings you guys are doing to add a little more color for this time of year. I think the next big splash we are going to get is from our garden will be from the Cerinthe major.
– Far Out Flora
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