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Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum

Texas bluebells - a native wildflower - is an upright plant with cup-shaped purple flowers and gray-green leaves that tolerates heat and drought.

(Detailed plant information can be found at the bottom of the page.)
Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum

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Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum Plant Information

Scientific Name: Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum
Common Name: Texas bluebells
Family: Gentianaceae
Suggested Uses: annuals, natives, cutflowers
Plant Form: upright
Height: 6 - 24 inches
Spread: 6 - 8 inches
Foliage: opposite, gray-green fleshy leaves with an almost succulent appearance
Flower: 3", cup-shaped flowers in purple or blue
Bloom Period: Summer
Sun: light shade - full sun
Water: medium / low water requirement

drought tolerant once established
Soil: well-drained soil with high pH
Heat Tolerance: high heat tolerance
Native Range: Texas

Central US

Maintenance: water well until established

pinch young plants to encourage branching

difficult to transplant

propagation by seed
Additional Notes: related cultivars with varying flower colors have been developed

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