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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Eustoma - Lisianthus, Texan Poppy, Texas Bluebell, Tulip Gentian, Prairie Gentian

Eustoma

Lisianthus and Rose

Common name

Lisianthus, Texan Poppy, Texas Bluebell, Tulip Gentian, Prairie Gentian

Origin

Northern South America, Mexico, Caribbean and since 1980 the range has developed considerably due to eustomas being cultivated in the Netherlands

Varieties

New varieties improve on vase life and are increasingly popular as a cut flower.

Colors

green, white, cream, dark purple, lilac, pink, and bi-coloured

Vase life

Seven to ten days with proper care. Avoid bright sunlight and humidity.

Scent

None

Uses

Beautiful small buds that look like tiny trumpets. Long stems can be woven into a design. Spiral in a glass vase. Although soft,the stems are still strong and can stand up in a vase.

Conditioning

Cut the stem at an angle and remove all the foliage that might fall below the conditioning water line. Place the stems in warm water with dissolved flower food for about two hours before designing.

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Related Designs

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Simplicity to showcase the perfection of the Lisianthus buds

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