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Lisianthus

Lisianthus is a delicate blossom that is bell-shaped with flaring, petal-like lobes. The flowers grow up to four feet tall and come in a wide variety of colors, including white, pink, lavender, blue, red and cream. Many varieties are multi-colored with contrasting edges, because of intentional breeding.

Lisianthus is remarkable as a cut flower. It can last nearly three weeks in a vase and is very easy to pair with other gorgeous flowers. They also work well as potted plants. When choosing a place to grow your Lisianthus, use shorter varieties to create a lovely border. Larger varieties are quite striking en masse towards the back or corner of a plot.

Lisianthus grows from seeds in warm, southern regions. Northern growers should consider these lovely flowers as houseplants. They should be planted in full to partial sun in moist, well-drained soil. Seedlings are fairly common in nurseries and are much easier to grow than seeds.

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