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Ipomopsis rubra

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eye-poh-MOP-sis ROO-bruh
Description

This native biennial wildflower is grown as a half-hardy annual though, through reseeding, it can remain in the garden for many years. Sow seed into lightly raked soil in the fall to propagate. Plants produce a fern-like rosette the first year and a flower spike the second. Cutting back the spent flower spike will force a second bloom.  The bright red, showy, tubular flowers arranged to bloom downward on the thick spike attract hummingbirds. It prefers well-drained soil from gravelly to sandy or medium loam. It grows in full sun but can tolerate light shade and can be drought tolerant and deer resistant.  

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Tags:
#showy flowers#drought tolerant#biennial#red flowers#upright#NC native#summer flowers#deer resistant#native garden#tall#native wildflower#wildflower garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#drought tolerant#biennial#red flowers#upright#NC native#summer flowers#deer resistant#native garden#tall#native wildflower#wildflower garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ipomopsis
    Species:
    rubra
    Family:
    Polemoniaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Wildflowers
    Life Cycle:
    Biennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southeastern United States
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts hummingbirds
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Food Source
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Deer tolerant, Drought tolerant
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Native Plant
    Wildflower
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
  • Cultural Conditions:
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    fused petals
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Bright red, wide edged tubular with yellow and white markings inside.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Soft
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Hummingbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought