Success With Seeds Eustoma

Eustoma Germination Information

Eustoma is the botanical name for Lisianthus
Eustoma Seed Germination How to Sow Eustoma:
  • Best sown indoors at 68-86°
  • Sow on the surface with no cover
  • Seeds will germinate in 20-30 days
  • Plants will grow very slowly for about 6 weeks after germination
  • Not recommended for outdoor sowing, as seeds are too small

How to Grow Eustoma:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Plant seedlings 12-15 inches apart in full sun in average to loamy garden soil

Soil:Soil should be well-drained and alkaline

Additional Care: Flowering stems will need support (staking)
Appearance and Use:

A plant for container culture and a denizen of border plantings. Flowers can also be cut and brought indoors for fresh flower arrangements. Plants will mature with an upright habit from 16-35 inches tall to 12 inches wide. Leaves are gray-green in color, slightly fleshy, and smooth in texture. Shape is ovate-oblong to 3 inches and the leaves are prominently 3-5 veined. The 2-4 inch diameter, bell-shaped flowers make their display in the summer. Flowers are shades of blue, pink, or white and the petals are thick and satiny. Some varieties have double rows of petals

About Eustoma:
Pronunciation:  u-sto’må gran-di-flôr’um
Lifecycle:  Annual*
Origination: Gentianaceae, native to the United States
Common Name: Lisianthus

*Grown as an annual, but is a biennial that will overwinter in Zones 8 to 10