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Collinsia grandiflora Lindl.
Blue lips, Blue-lips blue-eyed Mary, Giant blue eyed Mary
Synonym(s): Collinsia parviflora var. grandiflora
USDA Symbol: COGR2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Blue-lips blue-eyed Mary is an 8-15 in. annual with oval, opposite leaves and flowers occuring singly or in small clusters from the leaf axils. The 3/4 in. flowers have a purple or white upper lip and a blue or violet lower lip.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
, WA Canada: BC Native Distribution:
S. B.C. & c. ID
to n.w. CA Native Habitat:
Open, grassy or rocky places
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist to drier soil.
Conditions Comments: Blue lips is not heat-resistant and requires cool nights.
PropagationDescription: Sow seeds in both the fall and early spring for the maximum season of flowering.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff