Collinsia heterophylla
"Chinese Houses"

Collinsia heterophylla

Easy & exceptionally bloomy, enchanting in the garden & long lasting as a cut flower, who wouldn’t fall in love with this charming California wildflower? Sweetest purple-lavender & white bicolor, snapdragon-like blooms are held in tiers on multi-branching stems to 2’ tall & across, Spring thru early Summer. Adored by bees & a host plant for the Checkerspot Butterfly. Very pretty combined with Gilia capitata, Phacelia grandiflora & Layia platyglossa. Can be grown under oaks where it will self-sow for a lovely woodland effect. Likes rich soil & cool Bay Area weather the best. Self-sown volunteers need no supplemental water.


Sun(coast)/Pt. Shade inland
Avg Water
deer resistant
All zones