aka Prairie Gentian & Texas Bluebell
The Cutflower lover's dream!
Expect up to 3 weeks of beauty from every long-stemmed, elegant flower! Lisianthus blooms arise in pink, white, blue, purple, and much less commonly in yellow and red. When the flowers first open, their shape resembles Tulips. When fully extended, they look like Roses. And as they age, they resemble Poppies!. Texas Bluebell, Prairie Gentian -- Lisianthus goes by many names in the garden. Native to South and North America, Eustoma grandiflora is one of the loveliest and longest-lasting cut-flowers you can grow. Give Lisianthus well-drained, consistently moist soil and plenty of sunshine. The heavy blooms can sometimes topple at the end of their long stems, so consider plant supports to hold them up &emdash; as you would for your Dahlias in the cutting garden. Expect them to bloom heavily in early summer, then several more times before the season ends. Available in plant or seed form, Lisianthus is a must-have. Best in cool-summer climates, it is such an elegant annual in the sunny bed! Choose your favorite varieties and begin growing today!