The lisianthus, sometimes called Eustoma, Texas Bluebell or prairie gentian, is common to warm areas of Central America, Mexico and Caribbean. The flowers have an opening of about 2 inches (5 cm) and are found in various shades of pink, purple, blue, green and white. Rarely they can be yellow or dark-red or even bicolored. The lisianthus blooms early in summer and when it is cut and placed in a vase can last up to 2-3 weeks.
The lisianthus is used to express gratitude and appreciation and can symbolize communion between to people. They may be offered in bright pink color for young girls or new mothers, deep blue to evoke serenity or bright red for sincere love and passion. Bright green indicates wealth, fertility and successful career.