Lisianthus Germination

Newberg, OR

I need help germinating Echo Blue Lisianthus (Eustoma)

). I bought a packet of Pelleted seeds but had no luck at all with germination.


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(Robin) Blissfield, MI(Zone 6a)

What did you try to germinate them Alan?

Newberg, OR

In potting soil under fluorescent tubes pretty close to a water heater so the room was fairly warm.

Temuco, Chile(Zone 9b)

I knew nothing about this flower and that court my curiosity. I did a search and it is really a beauty.
I did find this:

http://www.hort.cornell.edu/hightunnel/crops/flowers/lisianthus.htm

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/newsrel/2002/sep02/sep0230.html

It may help.

(Robin) Blissfield, MI(Zone 6a)

Temperature: 70 - 80F
Average Germ Time: 10 - 20 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil
Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination

I've read they are susceptible to damping off, I would try pressing them into a layer of vermiculite and keep them slightly moist until germination and reduce the the air temp after that.

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