Eustoma grandiflorum-Lisianthus. The lisianthus did better this year than they have in the past; they looked especially good in July. By September, most varieties were declining; they needed deadheading and were falling over. 'Forever Blue' looked really good in Dickinson in August, while 'Echo Blue', 'Echo Pink', and 'Heidi Hybrid' did the best in Fargo early in the season.

Fargo Dickinson
July 25 September 1 July 12 August 26 Comments
Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr.
Echo Blue-Pk 12-15" 6-8" 12-18" 4-6" -- -- -- -- Fargo - Double blue-lavender flowers; Nice, healthy and floriferous in July

Dickinson - Not tested
Echo Mixed-Pk 6-12 4-6 6-12 6-8 -- -- -- -- F - Mix of colors-double blossoms; Not uniform in size or bloom time

D - Not tested
Echo Pink-Pk 12-18 6-8 6-18 6-8 -- -- -- -- F - Double pale pink; Floriferous early, not uniform and few blooms by September

D - Not tested
Echo Pink Picotee-Pk 8-12 4-8 8-10 6-8 -- -- -- -- F - White with pink edges-double; Not uniform in vigor, by September plants dying

D - Not tested
Forever Blue-AAS(01) 4-6 4-6 6 6-8 6-8" 6-8" 12" 12" F - Deep lavender blue; Not uniform in vigor, by September most plants were dying

D - Healthy in July but no bloom, by August nice little mounds of blue purple
Heidi Hybrid-Pk 12-15 4-6 12-15 6-8 -- -- -- -- F - Mix of colors; Nice, healthy and floriferous early; falling over and poor bloom later

D - Not tested
Lizzy Blue-GS 4-6 4-8 2-6 2-6 -- -- -- -- F - Deep purple; Not uniform in size and poor bloom

D - Not tested
Lizzy Pink-GS 4-6 4-6 4-6 4-8 -- -- -- -- F - Mauve-pink; Nice color but plants dying by September evaluation

D - Not tested
Lizzy White-GS 4 4-6 4-10 4-10 -- -- -- -- F - Creamy white; Not as vigorous as others, only one really nice plant in September

D - Not tested
Red Glass-Pk 4-8 2-4 8-12 4-6 -- -- -- -- F - Maroon pink; Didn't bloom until August, was nicest of group in September

D - Not tested