Lisianthus on Flower Friday
These soft and delicate flower originates from North America. In some states it is called the prairie gentian as it grows along riverbeds in the desert and prairie. This lovely flower’s fame started in Japan, where Japanse growers crossbred the prairie gentian in the 1930’s. The lisianthus today is available in numerous colors like orange, purple, yellow, pink, blue, white and red. And some flowers can have their petals in multiple colors.
The lisianthus flower might appear gentle and cute, it has a powerful symbolism! This flower represents appreciation, gratitude and charisma. Making this flower the perfect candidate for a gift bouquet.
Lisianthus in a bouquet
You can make a gorgeous natural looking bouquet by combining the pale pink shades of lisianthus with waxflower and thyme. Or mix the various shades of purple lisianthus with white lisianthus for a more robust bouquet. You can mix lisianthus also together with Panicum, Hypericum and Bromelia for a powerful look.
- Always use a clean vase with clean water.
- Trim the stems diagonally with a sharp knife.
- Make sure you remove the excess leaves belong the water line.
- This flower loves water, so make sure you top up regularly.
- Keep the lisianthus out of the direct sunlight and away from heating. The thin delicate petals evaporate water quickly.
- And keep these flowers out of draft and away from fruit bowls.
What do you this of the lisianthus flower? Let me know in the comments below.
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Photocredits: Flower council Holland
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