The Gentian is on the market now at Montpellier. This flower is popular as the autumn flower in Japan, and we often use it for ikebana work at this season. It’s called ‘Rindo’ in Japanese, literally meaning ‘liver of dragon’ since its root is very bitter. The root is still used as a medicine for curing the stomach in Japan, and there is an herb tea of the gentian in France as well.
What I selected as other flowers are the sword lily and the calla lily. I think these three colors complement each other, and bring the atmosphere of the end of the summer.