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Lisianthus

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lisianthus

Name

Pronounced lizzie-ANN-thus. Also called Eustoma, Prairie Gentian or Texan bluebell.

Origin

Native to the prairies of Texas and Mexico, despite their delicate appearance.

Colour

Shades of purple, cream, pink, also pale green, or bold two-tone "picotees" with coloured petal edges.

Availability

All year round.

Varieties

Single forms look like fullblown tulips or poppies; double forms like roses or peonies. In wonderful air-brushed soft dusky tones which spiral beautifully and are unbelievably silky to the touch.

Care tips

Longlasting flowers, if their stems are recut regularly.

Facts

Has been one of the most popular flowers exhibited by the Flowers & Plants Association. Many people do not know what it is, but everyone loves it!