Gentian – Gentiana
Symbolism: Gentian flowers represent justice, victory, and determination, earning them the title of "flower of victory" due to their upward flowering shape.
Description: These cool, special, and linear flowers are typically blue or purplish-blue, but can also be found in purple, violet, mauve, yellow, white, or red. The four or five petals are usually united into a trumpet, funnel, or bell shape, giving the flowers a refreshing appearance.
Named after: The name gentian is derived from Gentius, the king of ancient Illyria who allegedly discovered the plant's medicinal benefits.
Latin/Scientific name: Gentiana
Native to: Globally in temperate and alpine regions, especially in Europe, Asia, North and South America, and New Zealand
Flowering period: Mid-late spring to early summer in Canada
Vase life: Approximately 10 days
Popular use in floral arrangements or bouquets: Gentians are often used for their texture as accents in arrangements, especially when a blue or tall flower is requested.
When in stock in our shops: Depending on market availability