Lisianthus

Natural beauty from the prairies of North America

Lisianthus, a beautiful flower with an equally attractive name, hails from the wilds of North America. Its meaning of gratitude makes this flower perfect for a thank-you bouquet.

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Colours and shapes

The lisianthus is versatile. It comes in white, green, blue, pink, lilac, purple and salmon. Some flowers even have petals with multiple colours. The petals are very soft and delicate, so make sure to handle with care.

Symbolism

The lisianthus may appear soft and sweet, but the flower has powerful meanings of gratitude, appreciation and charisma. They're a fitting addition in a thank-you bouquet, or as a present to a friend you admire.

Origin

Lisianthus is native to North America, where it grows in desert riverbeds and on prairies. In the states of Texas, Nebraska, Nevada and Colorado they call this plant the prairie gentian.

The modern lisianthus was created in Japan by flower breeders in the 1930s. They developed the wild prairie gentian into the cut flower that we know and love today.