The 3-3½" rose-like flowers of this amazing plant are a real traffic stopper. The intensity of the flower color softens as the blooms mature, creating a most beautiful display in the garden or vase. The species of this hardy and versatile plant is native to the American Southwest. It is as at home in the garden as it is in containers. Plants grow 18-22" tall and should be grown in a loose, well-drained soil in full sun. Lisianthus tend to be narrow, upright plants and can be spaced 7-10" apart. They look best planted in groups. This annual may act like a perennial in warmer climates.
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.