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Chinese Houses Seeds Collinsia heterophylla

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Packet $3.95
1 Ounce $11.95
1/4 Pound $28.95 39%
1 Pound $69.95 63%
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  • Heirloom annual native to California
  • Easy to grow pollinator attractor with bi-colored Spring blooms
  • Thrives in full sun or partially shaded areas

Product Description

Chinese Houses Seeds

Chinese Houses is a charming wildflower that is not as well known as it should be. A native of California, it produces lovely purple and white spires, one stacked on top of the other. Chinese Houses seeds are quite easy to establish, and can be planted in both sun or shade.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Chinese Houses Seeds
    Botanical Name:Collinsia heterophylla
    Life Cycle:Annual, Perennial
    Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Shade
    Planting Season:Spring, Fall
    Plant Type:tall, pale green stems with stacked purple and white spires
    Features:Heirloom, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower Garden, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Container Garden
    Color:Purple, White
    Blooms:Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
    Plant Height:12-24 inches
    Plant Spacing:12 inches
    Planting Depth:1/16 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Seeds per Packet:400 mg
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Plant Chinese Houses

    When to Plant Chinese Houses Seeds

    Chinese Houses seeds can be directly sown in the late Fall, after the first killing frost. Early Spring sowing is an option as well, as soon as the soil is workable once the threat of frost has passed.

    Where to Plant Chinese Houses Seeds

    Chinese Houses do best in Full Sun exposure, though they can tolerate Partial Shade conditions as well. These plants can appreciate rich soil, but Chinese Houses also adapt well to rocky or coarse soil, so long as it's well-draining.

    How to Plant Chinese Houses Seeds

    Broadcast sow Chinese Houses seeds directly onto the surface of the soil and firmly compress. Ensure that the seeds are uncovered, however, as they will require sunlight in order to germinate.

    How to Care for Chinese Houses Seeds

    Water seeds regularly until they become established, and be sure to remove emerging weeds. Once mature, Chinese Houses still need occasional watering, and are not a drought tolerant variety. Remove spent flowers to encourage the best possible display of blooms for this plant. If allowed to go to seed, this is a strong self-seeder and return the following season.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
    PacketUp to 80 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 625 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 2,500 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to10,000 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 1.3 Acres

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