Scientific Name: Eustoma grandiflorum
Common Name: lisianthus, prairie gentian, Texas bluebell
Family Name: Gentianaceae
Origin: Mexico, U.S. - central, U.S. - southwest
Hardiness Zone: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 °C)
Plant Type: Biennial, Flowering cut plant, Flowering pot plant
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Cut flower or foliage, Indoor plant
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Sessile, Soft flexible, Oblong, Ovate
Flowers: Cyme, White, Blue, Violet, Pink, Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves ovate to oblong, 3-5 major veins, petiole stem-clasping, up to 8cm long; flowers bell-shaped with flaring pale purple petal-like lobes, up to 5cm wide.