PlantsEustoma→Texas Bluebell (Eustoma exaltatum subsp. russellianum)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Eustoma exaltatum subsp. russellianum Accepted
Eustoma russellianum Synonym
Eustoma grandiflorum Synonym
Lisianthus russellianus Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 6 - 18 inches
Plant Spread: 6 - 12 inches
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Other: close when raining
Flower Color: Blue
Lavender
Pink
White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Days to germinate: up to a few weeks
Depth to plant seed: surface
Sow in situ
Other info: seed to flower - 5 months
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

The color of these flowers is amazing.

Photo gallery:
Location: Tandy Hills Prairie, Fort Worth, Texas.Date: 2012-06-22The color of these flowers is amazing.
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5Date: Aug 14, 2011 8:17 AMGrown From Collected Seed
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Location: My gardenDate: 2020-06-13
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Location: Burleson, Tx. 76028Date: Sep 29, 2011 1:20 PM
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Location: Medina Co., TexasDate: June 2009Texas Bluebell
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Location: Pappy Elkins Park.Date: Summer 2010The lovely flower.
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Location: my garden Date: 2015-09-01
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Location: Columbia, SCDate: 2015-07-06Lisianthus, Pink
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Location: NE Washington, Zone 5bLisianthus seed pods
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Location: Tandy Hills Prairie, Fort Worth, Texas.Date: 2012-06-22Beautiful flowers.
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Location: HoustonDate: 2014-05-18
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Location: my garden - west side Date: 2015-08-12
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Location: my garden Date: 2015-07-28
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Location: my garden Date: 2015-07-28
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Location: my garden Date: 2015-09-01
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Location: Manitoba, CanadaDate: 2015-07-03
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Location: My gardenDate: 2018-06-06
By piksihk
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Location: Grantville, GeorgiaDate: 2013-02-24Cinderella Double Lime
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Location: HoustonDate: 2014-05-18
By jmorth
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Location: HoustonDate: 2014-05-18
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Location: HoustonDate: 2014-05-18
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Comments:
Posted by imabirdnut (North Texas - Zone 7b) on Aug 28, 2012 1:40 PM

Native in my area...beautiful late summer bloomer!

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Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Dec 14, 2020 12:01 PM

Range: eastern Colorado to Nebraska; south to eastern New Mexico and Texas. Additional info: the genus name, from the Greek eu (which means "good") and stoma (which means "mouth"), refers to the large opening into the flower's "throat" where the corolla lobes join.

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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On February 7, 2021 Seeds sown
4" pot
piksihk On January 30, 2021 Seeds sown
old seeds; in vermiculite round container
piksihk On May 5, 2020 Bloomed
piksihk On July 21, 2019 Obtained plant
HD $3.97
piksihk On June 29, 2019 Bloomed
Rect bed - several plants !! One have bud
These are total surprise since no sowing since 2015. And they are in north end of bed. Found one plant at south end.
piksihk On January 1, 2019 Seeds sown
seeds from Jennie's plant; no germination 6/29/19
piksihk On August 1, 2018 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
piksihk On June 5, 2018 Obtained plant
HEB $5
piksihk On February 2, 2018 Seeds sown
Add more seeds; side border
piksihk On November 19, 2017 Seeds sown
HW front under pecan tree
piksihk On March 12, 2016 Seeds sown
in pot
piksihk On January 8, 2016 Seeds sown
Seeds scattered near Mexican flame vine
piksihk On November 28, 2015 Harvested
Seeds collected
piksihk On July 6, 2015 Bloomed
One west side/Clem VV
Rect. Bed near blue walking iris
piksihk On February 14, 2015 Seeds germinated
only 3 germ.
piksihk On January 6, 2015 Seeds sown
double pink
piksihk On June 21, 2014 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
MrsBinWY On February 18, 2017 Seeds germinated
(1) - must have failed; 3-15-17 observed another seedling
MrsBinWY On January 15, 2017 Seeds sown
Milk jug, warm room temp, seeds from Alplains (Eustoma grandiflorum), 16 groups
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Eustoma russellianum/lisianthus? by Veizy Jan 19, 2021 2:21 PM 2
Eustoma grandiflorum Mariachi Lime Green by csandt Aug 29, 2018 11:56 AM 2
Flower Identification by Curious_Cat Aug 15, 2017 1:25 PM 2
What happens when you merge one plant entry with another? Re: Lisianthus by TsFlowers Nov 30, 2016 1:12 AM 7
Help :) what is this flower? by Qans Sep 25, 2016 8:06 AM 4
Does anyone rescue reduced or clearance plants? by keithp2012 Jun 13, 2021 12:19 PM 1,273
Database fields by abhege Aug 4, 2013 11:52 AM 13
Eustoma genus by Justin Sep 19, 2012 9:47 PM 17

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