Q. When will my card be charged?
A. You will be charged at the time of ordering. This is standard practice in e-commerce, but a little different than how others in the horticultural field operate. It eliminates the need for me to have an accounting department and prevents me from chasing down funds. It also lets you know up front what you are paying for both your product and the shipping to your door. It can often be a mystery when a horticultural company will bill and what it may actually cost for shipping. In our own business we would always rather know that information in advance, rather than be shocked at the bill after the product has already arrived. Also we find that we have more cash flow in the fall than we do in the middle of the spring planting season, so it makes sense to have it pre-paid. If anything goes out of stock, we will promptly notify you, and refund as necessary. Since we don't retain your credit card information (it is all stored securely by a third party), we can't bill you for additional charges, but we can easily make refunds to that card.
Q. What's with lisianthus bloom groups?
A. Lisianthus bloom groups are often discussed, but what does it mean? The short answer is that it tells you in what order your Lisianthus will flower. Group 1 flowers first, followed by 2, 3, and 4.
Bloom initiation in Lisianthus is actually a complicated relationship between day length, light intensity and temperature. If you need to plant in a warmer time of year, choose group 2 or 3 Lisianthus as they won't be triggered to flower until they have developed a good root system.
You can plant all groups at one time without issue. Planting 6-8 weeks before last frost gives them a long cool period in which to establish roots before the heat of summer. Lisianthus are a perennial in the wild, and this cool period will simulate winter for them. They can take some light frost after they are hardened off.
If your season is long enough, you can expect a second flush of bloom from your Lisianthus. Some even report 2 or 3 additional flushes after the first harvest. We generally just get one cut here in zone 3.
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