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Eustoma Genus

Prairie gentian

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0

Description

Eustoma genus (Prairie gentian). This genus has 3 species of annuals and perennials which are grown for their soft, tulip-like flowers which are very good for cutting. They will make good pot plants. They are frost tender, min 4-7C, and will need a sunny position with well drained soil. You can propagate by seeds sown under glass in late winter.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials

Origin

The Americas

Interest and use

Indoor pot plants.

Propagation

Seed sown under glass in late winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Seedlings are prone to damping off.

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