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PlantFiles: Seaside Gentian, Catchfly Gentian
Eustoma exaltatum

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Family: Gentianaceae (jen-shun-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eustoma (yoo-STOH-muh) (Info)
Species: exaltatum (eks-all-TAY-tum) (Info)

Synonym:Eustoma exaltatum subsp. exaltatum

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Category:
Annuals

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral artcons On Oct 23, 2005, artcons from Fort Lauderdale, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

Seaside Gentian, Catchfly Gentian Eustoma exaltatum is a Florida native easily grown from cuttings.

Neutral Floridian On Dec 29, 2004, Floridian from Lutz, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

This herbaceous annual grows to about 3 feet tall. It has gray green opposite leaves that clasp the stem. Its natural habitat is the coastal areas of southern Florida through the West Indies and Mexico to South America. Bloom time in Florida is December through August.

Neutral killerdaisy On Aug 8, 2001, killerdaisy from Dallas, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Grow anywhere from 6-28" tall, and half as wide. Biennial grown as half-hardy annual, prefers warm climates. Mostly pest-free, though root rot or leaf spot can occur.

Regional...

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

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fort Myers, Florida
Hollywood, Florida
Melbourne Beach, Florida
Rockport, Texas



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