Originally, Lisianthus was found growing wild in North America and Mexico. The plants natural habitat there is in prairies and riverbeds.
The cultivated version with the botanical name of Eustoma russellianum has existed since the 1930s and is a direct descendant of the American ‘prairie gentian’.
Single-flowered and double-flowered varieties are cultivated in the Netherlands. There are numerous beautiful varieties available and new varieties appear on the market each year.
The majority of the cultivated Lisianthus is exported, with the major export markets being Germany, Russia, France, Italy and the UK.
Despite its fine, almost fragile beauty, Lisianthus is a strong flower with a vase life that is much longer than you might expect! Here are some tips to help keep your flowers looking fresh and beautiful.