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Greenhouse Performer

Greenhouse Performer

This symbol is assigned to only those varieties that we have found, based on our trials, to be the best performers in a climate-controlled greenhouse environment. These varieties have been selected based on proven vigor and disease resistance to sustain healthy growth through a longer season, high yields to justify the investment in the structure, and excellent flavor and appearance.

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets

Good variety to choose for fresh cut Flowers displays.

Echo Blue

Echo BluePelleted (F1) Lisianthus Seed


Product ID: 1870P

Beautiful, rose-like flowers.

Fully double, dark blue blooms. Spray-type habit with thick, strong stems capable of supporting the heavy, double flowers. Lisianthus is also known as prairie gentian, Texas bluebell, and showy prairie gentian. Echo Blue is a group 1, best suited for spring harvest. Pelleted Seeds. Ht. 28-34". Avg. 38,400 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.

Product Price Qty
1870PPacket  $3.95 
1870P250 Seeds  $10.65 
1870P500 Seeds  $19.50 
1870P1,000 Seeds  $35.30 
1870P5,000 Seeds  $151.95 

Quick Facts

Days to Maturity or Bloom:   120-140

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

Product Symbols:

Greenhouse Performer   Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets  

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Growing Information


DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-15 days at 70-75°F (21-24°C).

SOWING: Transplant: Greenhouse production is highly recommended. Sow 12-13 weeks in deep cell packs before last frost. Light is needed for germination, but a fine layer of vermiculite covering the seed will help control algae growth. Keep the soil evenly moist, but not saturated and maintain 70-75°F (21-24°C) soil temperature. Provide good air circulation until emergence. Reduce moisture levels once emergence has occurred and allow to dry out slightly between waterings to prevent algae growth. After emergence, reduce the temperature to 60-70°F (16-21°C). Avoid stressing the plants with high temperatures over 85°C (29°C) and overwatering during this stage to prevent rosetting (the resting stage). Early transplanting is recommended. Transplant no later than the fourth leaf stage, approximately 55-60 days.
Direct seeding is not recommended.

DISEASE: Applying Rootshield® Home & Garden is recommended to provide prolonged protection against root pathogens.


SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Well-drained soil high in organic matter.




HARVEST: Fresh: Harvest when 1 or more of the flowers on a stem are open.

STEM LENGTH: 12-34".

VASE LIFE: 10-15 days
36-41°F (2-5°C) ideal storage temperature.

USES: Excellent cut flower, beds.

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