Gorgeous purple-rimmed white blossoms are stunning in the garden, elegant and long lived in fresh bouquets!
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 3-3½" 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.
Plant outside after all danger of frost in well-drained soil and full sun.
How to Grow
Once established, lisianthus plants require little care. They can tolerate drought and will bloom continuously until the first frost.
Lisianthus is grown primarily for its stunning, long-lasting cut flowers. The shorter cultivars are attractive in containers. All types can be used in borders or as edgings, as long as they are spaced closely together.