Sometimes the simplest of things can become the most elegant…
“Wildflowers adapt and bloom wherever they want. Be a wildflower.”
— Aly Aubrey
Firmly grounded in their humble roots, lisianthus may appear as a simple weed when found in the wild but takes on a majestic elegance when added to any bouquet or flower arrangement.
This simplistic blossom shares similar features to the rose but doubles as a symbol for communicating subtle messages. One could say it is a bloom clothed in mystery…of the finest sorts, of course.
Lisianthus has plenty of core meanings, to name a few:
Lisianthus’ biological meaning, Eustoma, comes from ancient Greece. The ‘eu’ prefix carries the meaning of beauty, while ‘stoma’ refers to a mouth or mouth-like shape.
The word lisianthus, on the other hand, means ‘a dissolving flower,’ as ‘lysis’ refers to dissolution and ‘anthos’ refers to flower in the Greek language.
Lisianthus has also come to represent the rising above one’s surroundings and being grateful for everything in your life due to its specific germination requirements and eventual hardy growth as an established plant.
Also commonly used as wedding flowers, lisianthus can symbolize devotion and long-lasting bonds. 
There are many flowers that have just one meaning, but lisianthus has many meanings depending on its color… and it has a lot of color varieties. Here are just a few different colors and what their lisianthus color meaning is:
Blue lisianthus symbolizes peace & openness
Red lisianthus represents love & passion
Green lisianthus symbolizes wealth, fertility, success at work
Lisianthus blooms are not known to have any underlying fragrance.
Lisianthus originates from North America, where it tends to grow in desert riverbeds and prairie regions. States like Texas, Nebraska, Nevada, and Colorado they often refer to lisianthus as ‘prairie gentian.’
Reason being, in the 1930s, Japanese growers crossed the prairie gentian while laying the foundations for today’s range. Makes sense!
For the most part, you will see lisianthus in white and purple, but there are a huge variety of colors you can get these beauties in.
Lisianthus also come in green, blue, pink, lilac, and salmon.
These blooms also come in many shapes: single and double-flowered, large and small-flowered, and some even come with fringed petals.
The rise of lisianthus as a cut flower began in Japan, giving it the nickname “Japanese rose.” 
Lisianthus is a warm-zone perennial flower that is often grown as an annual and has also gained a reputation as a difficult flower to grow.
However, if you have the proper tools and knowledge, you will easily be able to grow lisianthus on your own!
These blooms will grow in all zones as an annual, but you will most likely see better results if planted in an area with more mild summers.
Plant your lisianthus using plants or buds as they take a while to mature when planted from seeds (you don’t want to end up with a plant that favors foliage as opposed to flowers).
If you’re looking to keep your fresh lisianthus alive for as long as possible once they hit the vase, we got you covered.
These blooms may look soft and delicate, but they represent strong feelings of gratitude, appreciation, and charisma. Give lisianthus as a just because gift, a thank you gift, or as a gift to yourself!
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