Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
EUSTOMA grandiflorum 'Forever White'( FOREVER SERIES)
Lisianthus, grown for lovely flowers, is a native of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. It is a biennial, but often grown as an annual. The gray-green, clasping leaves are oval to oblong and opposite on erect, branching stems. Flowers are cup to bell shaped and borne in the upper leaf axils (the joint between the leaves and stems) during the summer. The color of 'Forever White' flowers is white with a yellow-green center. The fruit is an elliptical capsule bearing many dust-like seeds. The Forever Series plants branch freely from the base, produce flowers early and repeatedly all season, are heat tolerant and are more tolerant of reduced light conditions for winter greenhouse production and shade in the garden.
Lisianthus is lovely as a bedding plant. Plant in full sun and well-drained, rich, moist soil after the danger of frost has past. Lisianthus is slow growing from seed and takes many months to reach flowering size. Seeds should be sown early in protected locations for early flowering. Pinch the stems for bushier plants. Tall growing selections may require staking to keep the flowering stems upright. Lisianthus is adaptable for use in containers, borders, cutting gardens and greenhouses.
12 - 1
8 - 11
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer
Southwestern United States, Mexico
Clay, Loam, Sand
White, Yellow, Yellow Green
Single, Double, Semi-Double
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Wildflower
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