DESCRIPTION:  A lovely variety producing elegant, cup shaped, bicolour rose and pink flowers; pinch young plants to encourage branching; great for containers or garden beds. BOTANICAL NAME: Eustoma grandiflorum 'Advantage...
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DESCRIPTION A lovely variety producing elegant, cup shaped, bicolour rose and pink flowers; pinch young plants to encourage branching; great for containers or garden beds.

BOTANICAL NAME: Eustoma grandiflorum 'Advantage Cherry Sorbet'
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AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 75 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 30 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Rose/pink
FLOWERING TIME: Summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Bluish-green
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Cut Flowers

Ornamental Features

Advantage Cherry Sorbet Lisianthus features showy bicolour rose and pink flowers at the ends of the stems from early to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its pointy leaves remain bluish-green in colour throughout the season. 

Landscape Attributes

Advantage Cherry Sorbet Lisianthus is an herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Advantage Cherry Sorbet Lisianthus is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Advantage Cherry Sorbet Lisianthus will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 8 inches apart. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. 

Advantage Cherry Sorbet Lisianthus is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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