06 November 2018
Eustoma, more commonly known as Lisianthus or Texas Bluebell is a fantastically popular flower. It originates from North America and is native to both prairie regions and desert riverbeds. Due to this, many refer to it as the ‘prairie gentian’, commonly in the states of Nevada, Texas, Nebraska and Colorado. In the 1930s, Japanese growers crossed the prairie gentian, creating the Lisianthus species we see today.
Did you know? Lisianthus comes from the Greek words lissos, meaning smooth, and anthos, which means flower. Eustoma is named after the Greek words eu, which means good, and stoma, which means mouth.
There are an array of colours, styles and types to choose from, which means Lisianthus are extremely versatile and work well in many different types of arrangements for all different occassions. From green (featured below) and white variants, to blue, pink, salmon, purple and lilac shades, there area number of colours available. You can also get lovely two colour varieties.
Lisianthus also have single and double flowered varieties, with large and small blooms, whilst some also have fringed petals. They are instantly recognisable because of their long, slender stems, which have several gentian-like tubular flower heads.
Did you know? Lisianthus flowers boast powerful symbolism. This floral species represents charisma, appreciation and gratitude.
Caring for Lisianthus
Arranging your Lisianthus
Did you know? Lisianthus is said to be a flower representing the characteristics of charisma and congeniality, but in the past was linked more closely to feelings of romantic desire.
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