From the west of North America comes this vigorous, showy phlox relative, with strong, reddish stems holding narrow pointed, green leaves and bearing terminal, circular clusters of upward facing, narrow funnel-shaped flowers of showy salmon-to-buttermilk-to-creamy-palest-butterscotch. It sets seed freely and will slowly find its way into places where other plants just won't grow!
For best results, seeds are sown directly into the ground where required in the spring. Alternatively, sow in late winter/early spring in gentle warmth, 15-20 degrees C. Prick out into small 3 inch or 7 cm. pots and plant in final position when the plants are established.
Common name:Grand collomia, Large-flowered mountain trumpet.
Classification:Hardy biennial, Hardy annual