Chinese Houses Collinsia Heterophylla is an annual herb native to California. Chinese Houses seeds are very easy to germinate, and other common names of this plant are Purple Chinese Houses and Innocence. Collinsia Heterophylla is a spectacular wildflower with upright growth habit and uniquely-formed flower blooms that grow as the widely spaced rings around the stems and resemble Chinese pagodas. Chinese Houses plant produces snapdragon-like flowers in shades of pink, violet, lavender, and white blooming from spring to fall attracting masses of bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.
Chinese Houses is a perfect flower to grow at the front of the border or as a ground cover for bulbs. Chinese Houses is also a popular choice for pots and window boxes. Collinsia Heterophylla seeds have to be just slightly pressed into the soil without covering, and Chinese Houses plant grows best in partial shade enjoying somewhat cooler climate. The moist, well-drained soil is preferable for growing Collinsia Heterophylla. Chinese Houses makes a long lasting cut flower.
Height: 12 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Rich/Moist well-drained, pH 6.1-7.5
USDA Zones: All Regions of North America
Sow Indoors: Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall (Zones 7-11)
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil
Germination Time: 14-21 Days