Growing lisianthus has always been a major source of frustration for me. But this year, I was finally able to make some progress in a good direction. This year, I grew two types of lisianthus in the Voyage 2 series. This Voyage 2 Light Apricot is especially beautiful.
Though each of the flowers is the same general shade of apricot, they do vary quite a bit. I was really surprised to see that these flowers have some rather unique color splashing. The petals almost have a purple/brown water soaked appearance. It’s very obvious up close, but definitely creates some very lovely dimension when seen from a distance.
I always have to be careful with these varieties because a lot of people don’t like them. When my mom first saw them, she thought that the were bug damaged. The same is true for a lot of the people at the farmer’s market. However, my local florist absolutely fell in love with them! Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.
Have you grown lisianthus before? I would love to hear about it in the comments below!
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Gorgeous!! I want to try growing these next year so will go and look at your video on these. I live in Cadiz, Ky and can tell you that I have had a really terrible time growing flowers here. I am not sure if it is the soil ( which I amended ) or the heat but it has been a year of sparse seed germination. None of my carnations made it and one lone Aster that germinated just up and wilted over last week on me. His bottom leaves are brown and crispy…just like my Sunflowers!
So frustrating! I absolutely love flowers yet cannot seem to get them grow well here. At least I get to look at your flowers, haha! Thanks for taking the time to share your work with us.