Large, decadent, ruffled blooms for early spring to summer harvest.
3″ fully double blooms in a regal shade of rich purple are lush with abundant layering and ruffling. Group 2, for early spring to summer harvest. Lisianthus is also known as prairie gentian, Texas bluebell, and showy prairie gentian. Seeds have been coated with conventional pellets. Certified-organic growers, please check suitability with your certifier. Pelleted seeds. Ht. 24–36″. Avg. Packet: 15 seeds.
DAYS TO GERMINATION:10-15 days at 68-72°F (20-22°C)
SOWING:Transplant (recommended) – Sow into 288-cell or preferred, deep-cell seedling container, 12-13 weeks before planting out. Greenhouse production is highly recommended. Light is needed for germination, but a thin layer of fine vermiculite covering the seed will help to control algae growth.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
PLANT HEIGHT: Varies.
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
VASE LIFE:10-15 days. Ideal storage temperature 36-41°F (2-5°C).
HARVEST: When 1 or more of the flowers on a stem are open.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Well-drained soil high in organic matter.
DISEASE: Applying Rootshield® is recommended to provide prolonged protection against root pathogens.
USES: Excellent cut flower. Beds.