Lisianthus are a popular choice as a wedding flower, and with good reason! They're pretty, romantic, widely available, colorful, delicate, sensual... everything the perfect wedding flower needs to be! They primarily come in two varieties, a single flower and a double flower. The single flower lisianthus resembles a tulip or a poppy while the double flower (pictured) looks more like a peony or a rose. In fact, one of their nicknames is the "poor man's rose." (A terrible nickname if you ask me.)
And speaking of nicknames, lisianthus has a lot of them! They're often known by their scientific name, eustoma (officially: Eustoma russellianum. it doesn't sound as pretty as lisianthus, does it?), or as Texas bluebells, prairie gentian, tulip gentian, or even lisyanthus.
Are you confused yet? Because I am! But whatever you want to call them, and whichever variety or color you choose, a lisianthus (can I just call it a lissie?) is a perfect choice for a wedding cake.
You could use in them in place of roses (while beautiful, they are a little overplayed sometimes, aren't they?) or with them. Their many frilly petals are reminiscent also of rununculus or peonies. Lissies also look beautiful with filler flowers like hydrangeas or jasmine, hyacinth, alstromeria, and daisies. And their buds look really cool; their tightly wound petals are twisted around each other in a neat little spiral.
The most popular color is purple, of course, because it's such a rich, stunning color that represents royalty, success, and accomplishment. Similar to purple, lavendar lisianthus bring elegance and refinement to an arrangement. Pink lissies are a more feminine option, representing grace, youth, and joy. White lissies are an obvious choice for a wedding, and they represent luxury, elegance, reverence. Choose blue lisianthus to evoke calm and serenity. No matter what, if you choose lisianthus for your arrangement, you're making a cunning choice!
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