Collomia grandiflora

Photo by Railyn Stokes

This hard to find member of the Phlox family displays clusters of indescribably lovely pale sherbet orange flowers. The one inch star-shaped flowers slowly fade to white & along with intense blue pollen heads, create a multi-colored delight. This western North American wildflower first produces erect & fuzzy stems. Arranged at wide intervals along the red to green stems are 3” long, lance-shaped green leaves. Known as Large Flower Mountain Trumpet for its open-faced funnel-shaped flowers, this hardy ornamental herb can vary in height from 10-30” tall, depending upon the conditions. A drought tolerant, easy to grow annual, this Wild Phlox adapts itself to a variety of conditions. Not fussy about soil. Bees & butterflies are drawn to the flowers & this plant freely self-seeds! It will add a dash of subtle charm to a mixed sun & shade bed but is equally happy in a container. Deadhead for prolonged blooming.

Earl,
Curious Plantsman

Sun/Bright Shade
Low/Avg. Water

CA Native Annual
USDA All Zones