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Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum

Bluebells
Natives
Classification Scientific Name: Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum
  Common Name: Bluebells
  Family: Gentianaceae
  Location Index: HG14
  Suggested Use: natives

cutflowers
     
Plant Plant Type: annual
  Plant Form: upright
  Height: 6 - 24 inches
  Spread: 6 - 8 inches
  Bloom Period: summer
  Flower Color: purple, blue
  Flower: 3", cup-shaped flowers
  Foliage Texture: medium
  Foliage: opposite, gray-green fleshy leaves with an almost succulent appearance
     
Environment Native Range: Texas

Central US

Mexico
  Sun Requirement: light shade

full sun
  Water Requirement: medium / low
  Soil: well-drained

high pH
  Heat Tolerance: high
     
Care Maintenance: water well until established

pinch young plants to encourage branching
  Liabilities: difficult to transplant
  Tolerances: drought tolerant once established
  Propagation: seed
     
More Cultivars/Varieties: related cultivars with varying flower colors have been developed
Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum

Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum