Background

Background

Originally, lisianthus was found growing wild in North America and Mexico. The plant's 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 theNetherlands. 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 beingGermany,Russia,France,Italyand theUK.

Year-round availability
Lisianthus can be cultivated all year round, and so enjoys year-round availability. The plant develops from a cutting into a flower in ten to twelve weeks. Click here for an overview of the single-flowered and double- flowered varieties and colours of lisianthus.