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Lisianthus

Botanical Name
Eustoma grandiflorum
Hardiness
Half hardy annual
Height
6 to 30 inches
Width
6 to 12 inches
Flowers
Summer till frost - needs warm temps to flower: white, pink, red, blue to lavender, yellow, bi-colors, singles and doubles
Light
Part to full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained to dry
Planting & Care
  • Space dwarf varieties 6 inches apart and taller varieties 10 inches apart
  • Tall cultivars require staking
  • Deadhead during grey, wet weather
Problems
Botrytis blight, rot in wet soils
Varieties
  • Lisa Series - 8", compact, no staking
  • Mermaid Series - 6", compact
  • Yodel - 16-18"
  • Echo Series - double flowers, 18"

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