Challenge ??? by sarasdadandmom

Challenge ???

What kind of flowers are these. I have never seen them before and a lady at the downtown market had them. She said they are rare and her mother grows them and they have a two week life in a vase. She told me the name and as a true man I could not understand what she was saying and to embarrassed to ask her to repeat it for the 4th time.
It sounded like Luziann. Ok your turn.
Not sure but I am just in love with them! I too want to know what they are!
July 13th, 2012  
@ididntdoit87 Thanks Hillary, I don't feel so bad now.
July 13th, 2012  
I've never seen them either, but they're gorgeous! Beautiful shot, Terry!
July 13th, 2012  
They are gorgeous ... I am "flower illiterate" tho. I just enjoy looking at their beauty ... the colors are awesome. Hope that they do last that long!
July 13th, 2012  
I have no idea what they are, except that they are beautiful.
July 13th, 2012  
How remarkable. Thank you for capturing them. The colors are beautiful.
July 13th, 2012  
They are Lisianthus flowers and they are beautiful. Found growing in S. America, Mexico and southern parts of the US, I believe. Lovely shot, Terry.
July 13th, 2012  
Those are beautiful!! Very impressive that Robin knew what they were and were they are from!!
July 13th, 2012  
Glad that @girlie knew what they were. It was right on the tip of my tongue - really! They are gorgeous!
July 13th, 2012  
Beautiful
July 13th, 2012  
Gorgeous flowers!!
July 13th, 2012  
Wow, those are beautiful. I've never seen Lisianthus with this color before. I've only seen them in one solid color. You can find them in florists' shops too.
July 13th, 2012  
I knew someone would come up with the answer. This site is like our own little personal google
July 13th, 2012  
They are so unique looking with their colouring! No idea what they are!
July 13th, 2012  
I'm glad someone knew them- they're amazing. I'm a good resource for wildflowers, but these are obviously cultivated. Love the two-tones on them!
July 13th, 2012  
SO BEAUTIFUL!!! WOW
FAV
July 13th, 2012  
Never seen anything like them, Terry. Can't help but they are amazingly beautiful.
July 13th, 2012  
Just read Robin's answer. Need to be on the lookout for these as we are in the South. Gorgeous flowers and beautiful shot, Terry.
July 13th, 2012  
Wow! Stunning flowers! Amazing colours and beautiful capture of them! I've never seen anything like them either.
July 13th, 2012  
Mel
oh oh, im good at naming flowers!! these are the white ones with blue frilly lips!! very nice pics of them
July 13th, 2012  
wow, absolutely gorgeous. i am still laughing at mel's answer! too funny. that is how i name flowers, too! i bet a whole bunch of us are writing down this name so we can buy some.
July 13th, 2012  
@emjay8 Good one Mel
July 13th, 2012  
@catsmeowb I am the same way
July 13th, 2012  
@alia_801 Thanks, they caught my eye immediately
July 13th, 2012  
@cimes1 Thanks Carole
July 13th, 2012  
@myhrhelper Thanks Kathy
July 13th, 2012  
@nana The answer was no where close to the tip of my tongue. LOL
July 13th, 2012  
@katrinacristy Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy katrina, so good to hear from you.
July 13th, 2012  
@karenann I am with you
July 13th, 2012  
@girlie I can always count on you my friend, thanks. I was close , they started with an " L " LOL
July 13th, 2012  
@allie912 Thanks to Robin, they are Lisianthus
July 13th, 2012  
@ididntdoit87 The flowers were Lisianthus
July 13th, 2012  
Gorgeous display.
July 13th, 2012  
@sarasdadandmom You got very close; well done, considering you would no doubt have had to try to process the word through the speaker's accent.
July 13th, 2012  
@olivetreeann These are native to the area. They grow wild in warm regions of the Southern United States, Mexico, Caribbean and northern South America. They are sometimes called Texas Bluebell or Prairie Gentian, presumably in the US, so you might know them by that name.
July 13th, 2012  
Very eye catching with their brilliant color contrast! I found the name on google but didn't know their existance. Great to see the comments!
July 14th, 2012  
chocolate mousse? :-) these are beautiful flowers, terry, and the colours are my favourite!
July 14th, 2012  
@girlie Thanks for that info Robin! I live in Pennsylvania- a climate probably a little too cold for these beauties. I have heard of Texas Bluebells and seen some shots. I know it's not the same as seeing them in "real life"- but they do appear to be gorgeous from those shots.
July 14th, 2012  
Their colors are so attractive but the only thing lacking is fragrance. Florists here import them from China.
July 14th, 2012  
Very pretty flowers!
July 14th, 2012  
Boy, it's a good thing that @girlie(Robin) knew what these are. They are stunning and a fav for me. I, too, have never seen them before. Great shot, Terry!
July 14th, 2012  
Amazing color!
July 14th, 2012  
These are amazing! Beautiful flowers. Did you buy some?
July 14th, 2012  
Exquisite!
July 15th, 2012  
So pretty!
July 17th, 2012  
Gorgeous flowers! You captured them beautifully, Terry!
July 17th, 2012  
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