Name: Pronounced lizzie-ANN-thus. Also called Eustoma, Prairie Gentian or Texan bluebell.
Origin: Native to the prairies of Texas and Mexico, despite their delicate appearance.
Color: Shades of purple, cream, pink, also pale green, or bold two-tone "picotees" with coloured petal edges.
Availability: Most of the iris varieties available all year their peak period is July to Sep.
Varieties: Single forms look like fullblown tulips or poppies; double forms like roses or peonies. In wonderful air-brushed soft dusky tones which spiral beautifully and are unbelievably silky to the touch.
Care Tips: Longlasting flowers, if their stems are recut regularly.
Facts: Has been one of the most popular flowers exhibited by the Flowers & Plants Association. Many people do not know what it is, but everyone loves it!