Collinsia tinctoria * Sticky Chinese Houses, Tincture Plant
Collinsia tinctoria is brightly patterned, the primary color varies from pink to white. The flowers of Sticky Chinese Houses are stacked like a pagoda. Collinsia tinctoria grows from the Chaparral up into the Pine Forest, from 2000-7000 feet. Collinsia tinctoria attracts the Checkerspot Butterfly species and is a great addition to the wildflower section in your butterfly garden. Collinsia seeds are fairly easy to start, plant with the first good rainstorm in the Fall, I aim for mid October. Collinsia tinctoria blooms from the late Spring into early Summer at higher elevations.
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