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Lisianthus, Balboa Blue Rim

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Gorgeous purple-rimmed white blossoms are stunning in the garden, elegant and long lived in fresh bouquets!

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You have to grow this heat-loving annual to really appreciate the beautiful, rose-like flowers. Lisianthus are native to the American Southwest, and this improved variety from Central America is taking gardens by storm. The 3-3 1/2" white petals are rimmed in rich purple. The narrow, upright plants grow 18-22" tall and look best-planted 7-10" apart. Can be grown in containers, in the middle of beds or in the cutting garden. Good vase life and unique silvery green foliage makes this durable annual a welcomed addition to fresh arrangements.
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Lisianthus, Balboa Blue Rim
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Item #: 24356
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Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

18-22 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

8-10 inches

Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

Beds, Cut Flowers, Decorative

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.


Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Indoor Sow

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Full Sun
18-22 inches
8-10 inches
Ornamental Use
Beds, Cut Flowers, Decorative
Life Cycle
Sow Method
Indoor Sow
Bloom Duration
Lisianthus, Balboa Blue Rim is rated 4.857142857142857 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from flowers.. love love love these,, order them every year,, although they do need staked,, Imo a amateur planter and i couldn't kill these,,
Date published: 2014-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have I am not the best gardener, I will admit.. I'm still learning. But, these arrive as well established plants and they are so easy to grow.. just plant in the sun and make sure to water! I've gotten so many compliments on them and I just love them. They are my favorite flower to plant and I hope to get some every year!
Date published: 2008-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worth the wait I ordered these plants very early as I knew they would sell out. I planted them as soon as they arrived( May) here on Long Island, NY. It is now the 2nd week in July & they have started flowering---WOW!!! many blooms from a single stem-- I will be ordering again!!!
Date published: 2007-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lisianthus Balboa Blue Rim A showy, beautiful flower that has flourished in one of the hottest and wettest summers on record. It looks as good in the garden as it does in the catalog!
Date published: 2006-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lisianthus Balboa Blue Rim Everyone who has seen it wants it! It's beautiful & healthy, the colors are vibrant and it has a wonderful scent I can't describe! There's tons of blooms per stem too! I plan to buy tons more of this when it becomes available again, not only for myself, but for many of my friends!
Date published: 2006-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Blooms These plants are beautiful. The stems grow quite long, and there are often several blooms on each stem. This makes the plant top heavy, and it tends to lay down. Best if staked. But the blooms are gorgeous and last a couple of weeks. I've ordered these for two years, and I'll order them again next year. This is something I can't find at the local nursery.
Date published: 2006-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lisianthus Balboa Blue Rim Always a showstopper, Balboa Blue Rim is striking and easy to grow. Nothing seems to bother it. In the four years I have had it in my border it has had no diseases or insect problems. I share my garden with deer,rabbits,and groundhogs. So far none of them seem interested in lisianthus. This year I will try it in containers,too.
Date published: 2006-02-06
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