Lisianthus

Natural beauty with roots in the Wild West

It’s high time for a trip to the Wild West, where a beautiful flower with a beautiful name has its roots: the lisianthus. Its appealing symbolism - it symbolises gratitude amongst other things - makes it the perfect gift.

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Colours and shapes

The lisianthus is very versatile. It comes in white, green, blue, pink, lilac, purple and salmon and some flowers even have petals with multiple colours. Apart from being colourful, the lisianthus’s petals are also very soft and delicate so handle with care!

Symbolism

The lisianthus may appear soft and cute, but it has a powerful symbolism as this flower represents appreciation, gratitude and charisma. That makes it the perfect candidate for a gift bouquet from someone else… or for yourself, of course!


Origin

The lisianthus originates from North America, where it grows in desert riverbeds and in prairie regions. In the states of Texas, Nebraska, Nevada and Colorado they call this plant prairie gentian. Although originally an American beauty, the lisianthus’s rise to glory actually started in Japan. It was Japanese growers who crossed the prairie gentian in the 1930s to create the lisianthus we know today.

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Bouquet inspiration

Brighten your home with lisianthus! The curious blooms cheer you up and are easy to combine with other flowers. Lisianthus offers a host of possibilities. Create a full bouquet with rosehips, anthurium, Cotinum and blackberries. Place it in a rugged terracotta pot with subtle lines. Delicate colours create a romantic picture. The flowers appear to be trapped in a loving bouquet.