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Lisianthus, Deluxe Rose Cut Collection

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Lisianthus is the premium cut flower used by professional cut flower designers.

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With these three beautiful varieties planted in your garden, you will have a constant supply of the best cut flowers available for your own flower arrangements.
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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.

20-24 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.

Annual

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

Plant Shipping Information

Plants begin shipping week of:

May 07, 2018

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Restrictions:

Item 70183C cannot ship to: AA, AE, AK, AP, AS, CN, FM, GU, HI, MH, MP, PR, PW, VI
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    Lisianthus
    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
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How to Sow and Plant

Lisianthus may be grown from potted plants

Planting Potted Plants in the Garden:

  • Select a location in full sun with good rich moist organic, well-drained soil.
  • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 6-12, inches removing any debris, and lightly raking as level as possible.
  • The addition of organic matter (leaf mold, compost, well-rotted manure) benefits all gardens and is essential in recently constructed neighborhoods.
  • Plant on a cloudy day or in late afternoon to reduce transplant shock.
  • Dig a hole for each plant, approximately 6-8 inches apart large enough to amply accommodate the root ball.
  • Unpot the plant and gently loosen the root ball with your hands to encourage good root growth.
  • Place the top of the root ball even with the level of the surrounding soil. Fill with soil to the top of the root ball. Press soil down firmly with your hand.
  • Use the plant tag as a location marker.
  • Thoroughly water and apply a light mulch layer on top of the soil (1-2 inches) to conserve water and reduce weeds.
  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating.
  • Mulches also help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. For annuals an organic mulch of shredded leaves lends a natural look to the bed and will improve the soil as it breaks down in time. Always keep mulches off a plant’s stems to prevent possible rot.
  • Keep plants well-watered during the growing season, especially during dry spells. Plants need about 1 inch of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It's best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Until plants become established, some protection from extreme winds and direct, hot sunlight may be necessary. Good air movement is also important.
  • After new growth appears, a light fertilizer may be applied. Keep granular fertilizers away from the plant crown and foliage to avoid burn injury. Use low rates of a slow release fertilizer, as higher rates may encourage root rots.
  • Remove spent flower spikes to encourage flowering and prevent seed development. Pinching the growing tips of plants can encourage bushiness.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
  • Lisianthus is grown primarily for its stunning, long-lasting cut flowers that look like roses.
  • The shorter cultivars are attractive in containers.
  • All types may be used in borders or as edgings, as long as they are spaced closely together.
  • Plants are resistant to heat and humidity.
  • Protect taller varieties from the wind.
  • Pinching can encourage bushier growth.
Sun
Full Sun
Height
20-24 inches
Spread
8-10 inches
Ornamental Use
Beds, Cut Flowers, Decorative
Life Cycle
Annual
Sow Method
Indoor Sow
Flowering
Yes
Bloom Duration
10 weeks
Flower color
Blue, Pink, White
Lisianthus, Deluxe Rose Cut Collection is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not perform well... :( Did not perform as well as expected. Plants did not come with instructions. Looked up planting instructions and took extra care while growing. Have only gotten three (3) blooms from all the plants that I purchased. Very, very disappointed. Will not purchase again. Too costly.
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from pretty in a vase! I order this plant every year. They are a bit of a later bloomer-which I love. They require a fair amount of watering and often need staking but the flower is lovely and worth the fussing over.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flowers are growing great! I have purchased these before. They are beautiful and easy to grow. I put them in large pots on my deck.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Could just be this growing season.... Have always loved these flowers and grew them a long time ago. These just never took off - stunted, anemic looking. Could be due to the incredible amount of rain we've had this season...
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great disappointment I purchased these because I thought they would grow in my Florida garden. They arrived very small and grew to about 8 inches tall, one bloom, and then they just leaned over and died. I have great success with Burpee seeds but I will not purchase plants again. Last year I tried to grow LA Dreamin hydrangea from the spindly plants that arrived and they died too. I'm an experienced gardener who follows all the rules. Very disappointed.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lisianthus, there's nothing like it! These flowers are a joy and a miracle. As my cousin promised, they grow well. You keep cutting them to fill your vases, and they keep coming back! A great looking flower in the garden and in the home as well.
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love them I ordered them this year for the first time, they are gorgeous, please send me spring catalog. My friends want them also.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lisianthks Shipped from Burpee late as they are only reaching full maturity in late September. Should reach full maturity in August!
Date published: 2016-09-15
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