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Item ID: 271
Genus: Collinsia
Plant Lists: California Natives, Deer Resistant, Wild Life, Bee Plants, Great for Containers, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Great For Shade
Plant Type: Flowering
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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.

Annie

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Item ID: 271
Genus: Collinsia
Plant Lists: California Natives, Deer Resistant, Wild Life, Bee Plants, Great for Containers, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Great For Shade
Plant Type: Flowering