Pieris

Pieris is a pretty stem of cascading bell-shaped flowers with long green foliage arranged in spirals. There is a slight confusion over where the name came from: some say pieris is named after the Greek king of Emathia (an early name for Macedonia), Pierus. Pierus named his 9 daughters after the Muses (Greek goddesses of art, beauty and science) - hoping that they would outshine the originals. (Spoiler alert - they didn't, and were turned into magpies). Their beauty was stunning, so therefore the plant was named pieris. It may also have been named after the region where the Muses were born, Mt Pierus in Pieria (southern Macedonia).