Pronounced lizzie-ANN-thus. Also called Eustoma, Prairie Gentian or Texan bluebell.
Native to the prairies of Texas and Mexico, despite their delicate appearance.
Shades of purple, cream, pink, also pale green, or bold two-tone "picotees" with coloured petal edges.
All year round.
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.
Longlasting flowers, if their stems are recut regularly.
FactsHas 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!