Chinese Houses Seeds
USDA Zones: 3 - 10
Height: 12 inches
Bloom Season: Mid spring to early fall
Bloom Color: Purple & white
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Rich, moist soil
Deer Resistant: Yes
Often House Plant: No
Latin Name: Collinsia Heterophylla
Temperature: 65 - 68F
Average Germ Time: 7-21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Scatter seed on loosened soil and then compress the seed into the dirt. Do not cover with soil
Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keeps seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 12 inches
Care & Maintenance: Chinese Houses
Chinese Houses (Collinsia Heterophylla) - Enjoy planting Chinese Houses seeds and watching this annual wild flower take off and give a lovely display in your cottage garden or wild life garden. Collinisia Heterophylla Chinese Houses are a wild flower that is indigenous to California, but can grow in almost all areas of North America.
Great container plant
Collinsia heterophylla works well in containers, but does like afternoon shade. This unique flower will give you beautiful blooms from mid spring to early fall!
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How to grow
How To Grow Chinese Houses From Seed: Collinsia plants appreciates rich, moist soil and full sun to partial shade. Start the Chinese Houses seeds either in the spring or fall, and simply scatter the wildflower seeds on loosened, weed free soil and then compress the seeds into the dirt. Do not cover these wild flower seeds.
Collinsia is easy to grow from flower seeds, and it is known to self-sow continuing the display for each season. Cut stems for drying as the calyces begin to color.
- Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
- Average Germ Time: 7 - 21 days
- Keep moist until germination
- Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds
- Depth: Press into soil, do not cover
Chinese Houses have bi-colored purple and white blooms that bees adore. The Chinese Houses plant is a good choice for a wild life or butterfly garden as the Checkerspot Butterfly will use it as a host plant for its larva.
- Height: 12 inches
- USDA Zones: 3 - 10
- Season: Annual
- Deer Resistant: Yes