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Lisianthus Seeds...Seed from Texas Rose...Eustoma Seeds

Type: Annual
Common Names: Texas Rose, Texas Bluebell, Prairie Gentian
Height: 6" to 10"
Spread: plant 3" to 4" apart
Flower colors: Shades of Purple and Pink (possibly a white)
Bloom time: Late Summer
Light: Full sun
Water: Average
Soil: Average to Rich
Other info: This is a nice shorter variety that requires no staking. Not suitable for a cut flower, but looks great growing in containers.

Texas Rose
** Lisianthus Lizzy flowers **

Germination: Slightly difficult germination. If in zone 4,5,6,7?, start indoors very early in late winter (January/February) for blooms by August. Sow seed in container on surface of good seed starting mix. Do not cover seeds with mix. Moisten mix and place container inside sandwich baggie to retain moisture. Place container in a very warm location at 75°F to 80°F. (I found that using a heating mat increased germination.) Germination should begin in 10-30 days. Gradually remove sandwich baggie when germination begins. Seedlings are very small and grow slowly at first. [For the colder zones, you will need indoor grow lights to grow lisianthus.]

Informational/Photo Links:
1) Eustoma grandiflora at Dave's Garden
2) Lisianthus in Wikipedia
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