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Cut flower ID

alfharris8alfharris8 Posts: 342
I can't for the life of me remember what this white flower is called. 
Can anyone oblige and does anyone grow it themselves?
Many thanks. 

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,461
    Eustoma , also known as Lisianthus

  • alfharris8alfharris8 Posts: 342
    Brilliant. Thank you very much. 
  • @fidgetbones can you tell if we can grow these in Our garden without the need for a greenhouse. Many thanks Valerie 
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,461
    I've never tried it. The dutch grow them in huge glasshouses for the cut flower market.
  • sjb_csjb_c Posts: 41
    @valerieroberts yes you can - they're half hardy annual. Plant out after last frosts in sheltered sunny spot, well drained soil :)
  • alfharris8alfharris8 Posts: 342
    I think they are very elegant and makes me wonder why they don't seem to be more popular. Makes me wonder if they have a difficult reputation like Fresia?
  • alfharris8alfharris8 Posts: 342
    Or even those Freesias things. Ha ha.
    Second cup of tea required before spelling. 
  • bcpathomebcpathome Buckinghamshire Posts: 752
    They are my absolute favourite cut flower …..a weed apparently in Australia according to my sister in law .Didn’t know that they could be grown in out climate ,I’ll have to look into that .
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