Collinsia heterophylla

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Collinsia heterophylla
Collinsia heterophylla

Species Name: Collinsia heterophylla
Common Name: Chinese Houses

Common name derives from pagoda-like slanted whorls of numerous lavender flowers with white upper lips. Color varies from lilac to rose-purple to all white. Prefers moist locations.

Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae
Plant Type: Annual
Height by Width: 20 in. H
Growth Habit: Upright, branching
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: March - June
Flower Color: Lavender and white
Distribution: Southern California
Natural Habitat: Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Oak Woodland

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.