Chinese Houses Seeds - Collinsia Heterophylla Flower Seed

Chinese Houses Seeds

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Flower Specifications

Season: Annual

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

Planting Directions

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
Collinsia Heterophylla seeds

Flower Specifications

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