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Prairie Gentian, Lisianthus, Texas Bluebell 'Florida Blue'

Eustoma grandiflorum

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

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)

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

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.

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