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Prairie Gentian, Lisianthus, Texas Bluebell
Eustoma grandiflorum 'Florida Blue'

Family: Gentianaceae (jen-shun-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eustoma (yoo-STOH-muh) (Info)
Species: grandiflorum (gran-dih-FLOR-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Florida Blue

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Dark Blue

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Scottsdale, Arizona

Buena Park, California

Deland, Florida

Wichita, Kansas

North Augusta, South Carolina

Summerville, South Carolina

Anderson, Texas

Plano, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Weatherford, Texas

Willis, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 3, 2013, DavidofDeLand from DeLand, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Florida Blue is a heat-tolerant, semi-dwarf lisianthus developed at the Univ. of Floridas Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Bradenton. I have had very good results growing this Lisianthus in Central Florida, and it does take heat and cutting back hard well. It has bloomed for me from Spring to Late Summer.