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.
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.
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.
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.
CARING FOR LISIANTHUS
Trim the stems diagonally with a sharp knife.
Remove excess foliage, so that no leaves are hanging in the water.
Add cut flower food to the water for a longer vase life.
Give lisianthus a clean vase with clean water.
Top the vase up regularly: lisianthus need a lot of water.
The thin petals mean that water evaporates rapidly from the flowers. So don’t place them in the sun or near other sources of heat.
Do not place lisianthus in a draught or next to the fruit bowl.