The variety of Lisianthus Touch of Midnight produces spectacularly elegant purple-rimmed white, mostly double curly-petaled flowers that are commonly used as cut flowers (particularly weddings) due to their long stems and long-lasting performance.
Lisianthus flowers are amongst the most elegant and modern cut-flower varieties, as the beautiful colors (in this case, the purple/white) of the flowers are accented by dusted silver-green foliage providing a dramatically modern and classy display. The variety Lisianthus Touch of Midnight is a F1 hybrid variety grown by commercial cut-flower growers supplying only the most discerning florists. Unlike the common species varieties that produce irregular and varied plant and floral characteristics, the Lisianthus Touch of Midnight is a proven, first class, top performer.
Whilst Lisianthus plants are not the easiest flowers to grow (particularly germinate as the seeds are tiny), provided the seeds are sown after the last frosts, the floral rewards they provide are second to none. Lisianthus plants can be grown together with Gerberas to provide a reliable source of stunningly beautiful flowers.
The seeds of Lisianthus Touch of Midnight are supplied in the form of pelletised seeds for ease of handling and to ensure improved germination results.
Seeds of all Lisianthus varieties are quite small and can be tricky to germinate, particularly for beginners. For best results, we recommend the use of our Plant Propagation Kit (also available from our online store).
Important note: The Lisianthus seeds supplied by The Climbing Fig™ are of the highest quality (almost all varieties are pelletised) and are exclusively of modern hybrid varieties used by commercial cut-flower growers. All of the varieties we supply have been selected for their high-quality flowers, vase-life and long stems to ensure maximum floral performance. Other sellers often list compact garden varieties that are generally difficult to germinate, hard to cultivate as the plants do not have an upright tendency and are therefore more prone to diseases. Please remember, Lisianthus plants are not frost-hardy, therefore only sow seeds either in warm or sheltered areas.
Advantages of Lisianthus Touch of Midnight
Stunningly elegant purple-white flowers
Modern and elegant cut flower variety
F1 hybrid variety Lisianthus
Pelletised seeds used by commercial growers
Extended flowering season
Highly suitable as a cut flower
Bright double flowers in amazing purple-rimmed white
30 - 40cm height at maturity
25 - 30cm apart is suitable planting distance
Prefers full sun but will grow in part shade
Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Australia
Lisianthus plants are not frost hardy and prefer warmer sub-tropical environments
Spectacular herbaceous annual
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden
What am I Purchasing?
Premium pelletised seeds of Lisianthus Touch of Midnight