Profuse bloomer with stunning long lasting flowers.
Chinese Houses (Collinsia heterophylla)
I see I am missing out on some reeally nice flowers by ignoring most annuals!
eje, Your photo of Collinsia is such a lovely color. the photo in T & M doesn't look anything like yours. If I had seen your photo I would have tried the seed from T & M. I know they are annuals. Where did you get your seed, and are the colors mixed or all that lovely lavender color. Donna
I grew it from a 2 inch pot from Annie's Annuals here in the San Francisco Bay area. Unfortunately, they don't sell seed. It seemed to do quite well, as long as it was adequetly watered. I had a bit of a disaster with my irrigation system when we went on vacation over July 4th this year, so I didn't get a chance to save any seed. It's definitely not drought tolerant.
What a beautiful plant... such interesting shapes for the flowers... I like it!