Neat, heavy blooming, mounding and branching 6-10 in. tall plants produce magnificent candelabras of 2½ in. flowers. The Sapphire series is the heaviest blooming lisianthus series we know; they are perfect for edging borders, or planting in containers. Sapphire series lisianthus can also be grown as houseplants in sunny windows.
SAPPHIRE BLUE CHIP
White flowers tipped in azure blue.
SAPPHIRE PINK RIM
White flowers tipped in soft lavender pink.
The first 100% double, large-flowered lisianthus series to produce excellent cut flowers. The 3 in. blooms are held on strong, thick stems. Cut flowers can last up to two weeks or longer. Echo series lisianthus are early blooming, spray-type plants. Bloom begins in midsummer, continues until frost.
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 ft. tall.
Echo Champagne lisianthus produces sprays of 3 in. wide, 100% double flowers on long, strong stems. They are superb cut flowers, can last up to two weeks or longer in the vase. Bloom begins in midsummer, continues until frost. Plants grow to 24-36 in. tall.
ECHO PINK PICOTEE
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How to Plant and Grow Lisianthus
Plant Lisianthus Seeds:
Sow lisianthus seed in cell packs or flats. Use a sterilized, soil-less mix. Press seeds into soil, do not cover. Kept at 70-80° F., germination is in 10-20 days. When 4-5 leaves have developed, transplant lisianthus seedlings into the garden, 6-8 in. apart. To encourage bushy growth, pinch back plants to the third node. Direct sowing of lisianthus seed is not recommended.
Full sun or part shade. Light shade in hottest climates. Lisianthus needs 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 are long-lasting.