Blue-eyed Mary (Collinsia verna) is such a charming little annual, gracing the spring garden with 12- to 18-inch-tall mounds of blue-and-white, lipped blooms. Native to parts of eastern and central North America, it is an early source of pollen and nectar for bees and some butterflies too. Here in my Pennsylvania garden, it started flowering in mid-April and is still going (though looks to be nearly finished) in late May. It grows best in partial shade with average to rich, moist but well-drained soil.
I started collecting these seeds on May 25, 2021. It’s my first year growing this species, and I am finding it challenging to gather the seeds, so I have a very small supply and will be listing only one packet at a time. At least 20 seeds per packet.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.