- Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 30 - 36 Inches
- Mature Spread 18 - 24 Inches
- Growing Zones 8 - 10
It’s no wonder the heirloom Rosa Bianca Eggplant Plant has been a long-established favorite of home growers. It produces delicious lavender-and-white fruits up to 4 to 6 inches across that are loved by chefs for their creamy taste. Being easy to grow, Rosa Bianca is a great first eggplant to try growing at home. If grown in the right conditions, you could be harvesting these attractive fruits in as few as 75 days from planting.
Rosa Bianca Eggplant Plant Care
With a relatively long growing season, the Rosa Bianca Eggplant should be planted once the last frost has passed and the temperatures are reliably above 60 to 65°F. This eggplant tends to grow to around 30 to 36 inches high and 18 to 24 inches wide; when planting more than one Rosa Bianca, a spacing of 2 feet apart is advisable. To prevent its roots from sitting in overly wet soil, plant it in free-draining compost.
Growing Rosa Bianca Eggplant Plant
As with all eggplants, Rosa Bianca likes to be grown in a sheltered spot in full sun. If growing this eggplant from seed, it can be sown indoors around 10 weeks before the last frost date. In colder areas, Rosa Bianca can be grown in a greenhouse to help provide the warmth it requires.
When grown in a container, a minimum pot size of 12-14 inches wide and deep is necessary to support this eggplant. Since it prefers free-draining soil, any container chosen must have adequate drainage holes.
Watering Rosa Bianca Eggplant Plant
Eggplants can tolerate hot and dry conditions; however for the best fruits, a consistently moist soil is necessary. When grown in a pot, eggplants will require watering more frequently than if grown in the ground.
Feeding Rosa Bianca Eggplant Plant
Like all nightshade plants, eggplants can benefit from being given extra nutrients during the growing season. A balanced liquid fertilizer can be applied every two weeks from early summer onwards.
Rosa Bianca Eggplant Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 - 10|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 30 - 36 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Mature Spacing: 24 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Goodness Grows|
|Common Name: Rosa Bianca Eggplant Plant|
|Other Name(s): Rosa Bianca Eggplant|
|Scientific Name: Eggplant 'Rosa Bianca'|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.