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Eustoma grandiflorum

Prairie gentian

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.5m to 1m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPurple
  • Leaf ColourDeep green

Description

Eustoma grandiflorum (Prairie gentian). This annual species flower will last up to 3 weeks in water after cutting. The leaves are lance-shaped and deep green about 5cm wide. The flared, tulip-like flowers range in colours of rich purple, pink, blue or white.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Herbaceous

Origin

USA

Interest and use

Indoor pot plants.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0

Propagation

Seed sown under glass in late winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Seedlings are prone to damping off.

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