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Collinsia heterophylla
FLOWER-CHINESE HOUSES has a striking resemblance to towering pagodas, these flowers are low growing, & form a carpet of purple to blue in spring & early summer. Native to California, not China. The flowers are intensely attractive to bees & other pollinators, & work really well at the front of a border or planted in mass settings. Grows in sun or part shade, but best if gets some shade. 30-60cm tall plants. Excellent for beds & borders.

Any moist, fertile, well-drained soil is ok. Heterophylla tolerates dry soil, but in very hot weather it tends to stop blooming. Deadhead regularly, and be prepared for some self-sowing.


Germination Time (Days) 7 – 21
Flowering Time (Days) 100 – 120
Sowing Depth (mm) 5
Plant Spacing (cm) 50 – 70
pH 6 – 7
Soil Temperature (°C)
Hardy / Frost Tender Hardy
Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings Raise Seedlings
Seed Preparation