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Lisianthus flowers make people ooh and ahh. Some varieties of this annual look like a blue rose. It's such an elegant flower you'd never guess it's native to American prairies. And lisianthus is one of the best cut flowers -- it will last in the vase for 2 to 3 weeks.
Lisianthus can be challenging to grow. They're extremely tricky to grow from seed, so start with established seedlings. Plant them in rich, well-drained soil in full sun after all danger of frost has passed. Keep moist but do not overwater. Taller varieties of lisianthus often need staking to keep their long stems from breaking, but newer dwarf varieties are more carefree.
Purple-leaf peppers, such as 'Black Pearl', are beautiful with white-flowering lisianthus. These two heat-loving plants look great together and appreciate similar conditions.Annual vinca
If you have a hot, dry spot, try mixing annual vinca with lisianthus for a refined, tropical look.Zinnia
Create colorful bouquets all summer long by mixing lisianthus with zinnias. Try contrasting combinations such as blue lisianthus and yellow zinnias, or more subtle mixes such as pink selections of each.