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Castilleja exserta - Owl's Clover (Seed)

Castilleja exserta - Owl's Clover (Seed)

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  • Castilleja exserta - Owl's Clover (Seed)
    • Castilleja exserta - Owl's Clover (Seed)

    Castilleja exserta - Owl's Clover (Seed)

    Forms bright maroon tufts that the early Spanish called "escobitas" (little whisk brooms).Castillejas are partial root parasites that attach their roots to specific hosts. Can be difficult. Owl's Clower is a host plant for the Bay checkerspot butterfly.

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    Plant Characteristics
    Species NameCastilleja exserta
    Common NameOwl's Clover
    Plant TypeAnnuals
    Height by Width1ft. x 1ft.
    Flower ColorPurple, Violet, Lavender, Pink, Magenta, Rose, White, Cream
    Flowering MonthsMarch, April, May
    Sun ExposureInland-Sun
    Water RequirementLow
    Soil TypeSand, fast draining
    Sowing SeasonFall/Winter
    Sowing Difficulty Level*Easy

    * Sowing difficulty levels:
    • Easy: Sow in-ground or in pots with simple or no pretreatment
    • Moderate: Sow in-ground or in pots with pretreatment; may produce staggered germination
    • Difficult: Sow in pots with pretreatment and stratification; may produce staggered germination
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