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How to distinguish a Rose from Eustoma

How to distinguish a Rose from Eustoma

Eustoma is often mistaken for a rose, especially when it comes in a bunch. No wonder it is also called the "Chinese Rose". The full Latin name is "Eustoma russeliannum", and it is also know under the name "lisianthus". 

Eustoma originally comes from the US, later then in the 80s of the 20th century it started to be grown in the Netherlands, from where it is now imported to the Czech Republic. It is known mainly as a cut flower for vase arrangements. Having a highly sophisticated look, it is one of the noble flower ladies. Its leaves are grey-green in colour and smell of pea pods. Unlike the Rose, however, Eustoma has a very fragile stem, and has no thorns. Flower stalks are composed of several blossoms in various stages of flowering so we are able to see fully opened flowers as well as small buds, which multiply the soft and romantic feeling. Therefore Eustoma is often used for wedding bouquets and various delicate decorations. Its appearance also recalls wildflowers.

The most common colour options are white, pink and purple and its lighter or darker shades. We can also find a combined type, when the flowers are white with purple edges. Seasonal options can be green or red, or even artificially coloured options. Most colour variations are available from late March to late September, so we its place is among the summer flowers. Eustoma however as a cut flower is availabe all year round. 

Except being used for hand tied bouquets, it is also grown as a potted plant, which in our conditions can last for one season. It is specially bred so it doesn’t grow very tall. It needs a bright location but not direct sun. It is very sensitive to drying or overwatering, so you need to take a proper care so that the substrate is constantly moist, but not wet.

And for what star sign is Eustoma most suited flower? What about the sincere and dreamy Pisces? Why? Because Pisces are known to have a great imagination and find their peace of mind in nature. And thus the Eustoma can inspire them in a romantic dreaming about summery blooming meadows.. :)

So now you can step into any flower shop or a flower market, and point to "the flower that looks like a Rose," and ask directly for Eustoma.. Points for you! 

Our eshop offers several bouquet options, some only seasonal. The following are available all year round:




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