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How to plant Lisianthus seeds
Heavy blooming, branching, neat, mounding 6-10 inch plants cover themselves with magnificent candelabras of 2.5 inch flowers. The Sapphire series is the heaviest blooming lisianthus series we know and is perfect for edging borders or planting in containers. It can also be grown as a house plant in a sunny windows indoors.
White flowers tipped in azure.
White flowers tipped in soft lavender pink.
Magic lisianthus produce large, shapely double flowers on long, strong stems. Uniquely colored flowers display shades not found in any other lisianthus. Plants grow 32-40 inches tall.
Double flowers in a sparkling blend of pink and cream.
The first 100% double large-flowered lisianthus series to produce excellent cut flowers. Echo series lisianthus are early blooming spray-type plants, with 3 inch blooms held on thick, strong stems. Flowering begins in midsummer and continues until frost. Cut flowers can last up to two weeks or longer.
Without question the Echo series provides some of the finest lisianthus available for gorgeous garden color and a steady supply of long-lasting, fully double cut flowers. Plants grow 2-3 feet tall.
Sow seed in cell packs or flats, using a sterilized soil-less mix. Press into soil, do not cover. Kept at 70-80° F., germination is in 10-20 days. When 4-5 leaves have developed, transplant into the garden 6-8 inches apart. Pinch back plants to the third node to encourage bushy growth. Direct sowing is not recommended.
Comments: Full sun or part shade, light shade in hottest climates. Moderate water; give regular moisture early in the season, avoid over-watering as plants become established. Does not like acid soil, does like regular feeding. Cut flowers last 1-2 weeks.