Answer: Lisianthus should grow fine in your area as it thrives in summer heat and has a long blooming period. Just make sure it has fertile, well drained soil that holds moisture. It generally takes 3-4 months from seeding to bloom, so purchasing plants would cut that down by a month. I recommend contacting your local extension ornamentals specialist (ph# 408-299-2635) to find out for sure if it will still be blooming in your area in early October. Hope it works out!
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