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Eustoma grandiflorum, Lisianthus russelianus, Texas Bluebell, Lisianthus, Tulip Gentian

Eustoma grandiflorum, Lisianthus russelianus

Texas Bluebell, Lisianthus, Tulip Gentian
Family: Gentianaceae
Origin: Texas and Mexico
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowers

Wild species from western USA, garden varieties selectioned in Japan. Biennial or half hardy annual, need regular to occasional water, good drainage. Eustomas bloom from May to September and are good cut flower. The flowers are simple or double, and blue, pink, white, lavender to rose-red depending on the variety. Good drought tolerance.

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