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Eustoma grandiflorum 'Arena III Apricot' F1 (Lisianthus)

These are slow to flower, but truly worth the wait.
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25 seeds

5 jumbo seedlings

10 jumbo seedlings

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Half-Hardy Annual
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Neutral - Alkaline
Flowers
August - October
Height
90cm (36in)
Group/Species
grandiflorum
Common name
Lisianthus
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
15cm (6in)
Cultivation
Lisianthus should be sown in early spring, sparingly in trays in a warm propagator. Once seedlings emerge and are large enough to handle, pot them on into individual 9cm pots to grow on. Don't over water.

Description

These are slow to flower, but truly worth the wait. The café-au-lait-coloured lisianthus is perfect for arranging with soft-coloured dahlias, roses and sunflowers (such as Pro-Cut Plum) and this has an exceptional vase life of 10 days if kept cool.

I’d say this is all set to take the cut flower world by storm. We grew this outside in a sheltered spot, but it’s also happy if you have a spot in a greenhouse or polytunnel.

Care Tips

Best suited to growing under glass but trials show us they will bloom outside. Regular feeding with a balanced liquid fertiliser will help produce the best blooms. Support may be required to keep plants growing upright.