Paintbrush are difficult to grow, thus we have paired them with a host plant (Littleleaf Penstemon) as Indian paintbrush is a hemiparasitic (partially parasitic) plant.
Sun: Full sun
Water Needs: Low, Average
Bloom Time: July-September
Bloom Description: Red to orange
Soil Drainage: Well-drained
Suggested Use: Does well in gravely soils.
Attracts: Hummingbirds. Larval host of Fulvia Checkerspot butterfly
Comments: The roots of this plant will grow until they touch the roots of other plants, frequently grasses, penetrating these "host" roots to obtain a portion of their nutrients. Transplanting paintbrush may kill it.