Cessna Rose Lisianthus Seeds

(P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Item #51181-PK-P1


A terrific cut-flower, elegant as a rose and much easier to grow

Welcome the most floriferous Lizzie yet, with at least 5 buds on every flowering stem. Cessna Rose Lisianthus are a delightful addition to the cutting garden, and you won't believe how long-lasting and elegant these double-flowered beauties are in the vase. They're a must-have for all of us who grow flowers for indoor arrangements.

Cessna Rose Lisianthus are tall, elegant, and vigorous, with fully double 3-inch blooms of rosy pink. They resemble nothing less than roses, but no rose has ever been so easy to grow, nor so long-lasting in the vase. The strong, slender flowering stems reach up to 30 inches long, perfect for dramatic arrangements, and boast multiple buds. Such flower power.

Best in full sun, Cessna Rose Lisianthus blooms in midsummer in most climates. You may want to stake the long flowering stems to hold up the heavy blooms, and be sure to cut them just as the blooms are opening for maximum vase life. You're going to love how Cessna Rose Lisianthus look on the dining room table and mantel. And if you like Cessna Rose Lisianthus, try the other colors in the series, too.

Cessna Rose Lisianthus is such a long-lasting, dramatic cutflower that you might expect it to be difficult to grow from seed, but it is quite simple. Start the seeds indoors in late winter, germinating them uncovered (on top of the medium in a seed flat or either on top or inside the hole of the Bio Sponge in your Bio Dome). Germination occurs in 2 weeks or less at 65 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Transplant the seedlings when they have at least 2 sets of true leaves and the soil has warmed in spring, past all danger of frost. Cessna Rose Lisianthus are ideal for the cutting garden, but also combine well in the annual garden with other flowering and foliage plants.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Eustoma
Species grandiflorum
Variety Cessna Rose
Item Form (P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Bloom Start To End Mid Summer
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 25
Plant Height 2 ft 6 in - 3 ft
Plant Width 12 in - 15 in
Bloom Size 3 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Double Blooms, Flower, Free Bloomer
Bloom Color Dark Pink, Light Rose
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Cut Flowers, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

Customer Reviews

September 24, 2022

Love my lisianthus

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

It has taken three years for me to be successful growing lisianthus. The first year I didn't get any blooms, the second only one flowered but this year they are glorious. I am totaled enamored with them but they are tricky to grow and require a great deal of patience. I started them in January and the first flower opened the end of August and they haven't stopped. I have a large bouquet in a vase that has stayed fresh for three weeks by changing the water every three days and snipping a tiny bit off the end of each stem. I found the trick is to cut the stems when the first flower opens and they continue to open the buds on the rest of the stem thus the long vase life. I am excited to try the two new varieties that are being offered this year by Park and will be ordering soon.

RCO from MT
October 30, 2019

Love these flowers

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

I have been purchasing this Lisianthus flower seeds from Parkseeds for years, and they are on my annual shopping list. I normally started them indoor in February, and transplant them into ground and bigger pots in the spring. Some years Lisianthus seeds for this color are more difficult to germinate, but most years seeds for this color give me good germination rate. It takes a long time for the plants to mature and flower (normally starts in Aug. in my climate), but they're care free and happily flower till frost (normally around end of Oct. or early Nov.). I absolutely love them.

AHappyGardener from NY

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