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Eustoma: Not A Rose, But Looks Just As Sweet

It’s a Rose, it’s a Peony, it’s a Tulip… no, it’s a Eustoma! Available in both single and double forms, Eustomas, or Lisianthus, are often mistaken for other types of flowers. Despite their similarities when it comes to looks, they more than hold their own.
Much like their Rose friends, Eustomas signify eternal love and devotion, which makes them a common sight at weddings and as alternatives in romantic bouquets. As always, each colour comes with its own set of meanings. To nail down the perfect gift no matter the occasion, here’s what you need to know:

EUSTOMA COLOUR, MEANING & GIFTING OCCASION

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White Eustoma Meaning

  • Spirituality
  • Purity
  • Unity

 

When To Gift White Eustoma

  • Weddings 
  • International Friendship Day

 

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Pink Eustoma Meaning

  • Love
  • Romance
  • Charm

 

When To Gift Pink Eustoma

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Yellow Eustoma Meaning

  • Joy
  • Happiness

 

When To Gift Yellow Eustoma

  • International Friendship Day

 

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Green Eustoma Meaning

  • Prosperity
  • Riches
  • Wealth

 

When To Gift Green Eustoma

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Orange Eustoma Meaning

  • Positive energy
  • Friendship

 

When To Gift Orange Eustoma

  • International Friendship Day

 

Purple Eustoma Meaning

  • Royalty
  • Beauty

 

IMPORTANT GIFTING NOTES FOR EUSTOMA

Eustoma For Gifting: Do's

  • Like its lookalike, the Eustoma also symbolises true love plus devotion, and can be your safety net when roses are all out of stock for Valentine’s Day.
  • Eustomas don’t contain any toxins, so it’s a perfectly safe option to gift to pet owners!

 

Eustoma For Gifting: Don'ts

  • Avoid buying them in advance otherwise, they’d brown and bruise.

 

EUSTOMA FLOWER CARE 101

Eustomas are the star flowers, in the truest sense of the word. As an annual and a perennial bud, you can add them to your vase year-round, and switch up the colours as the seasons change. If you’ve just received abouquet filled with them, here’s how you can take proper care of Eustomas, so they can retain their shine.

Basic Care Steps For Cut Eustoma

  • Once they’ve arrived, trim 2 to 5 cm off their stems with a sharp, clean clipper. Make sure to remove any lower leaves so they don’t hang in water.
  • Clean your vase before filling it with water, and add in flower food as needed.
  • Eustomas require a lot of water, so keep the vase topped up regularly.
  • Need more tips? Read our Flower Care Guide!

 

Additional Pro-Tips for Eustoma Flower Care

  • To keep the blooms looking fresh, and for increased life length, place them in a cool and ventilated room.
  • Handle carefully when unwrapping and vasing. These flowerheads are fragile, and can pop off!

 

EUSTOMA: A HISTORY

There are two classifications for this eye-catching bloom: The original classification, Lisianthus Rusellianus, and the current classification, Eustoma Grandiflorum. The former roughly translates to “dissolving flower” in Greek, while the latter means “beautiful mouth”. While the latter sounds less elegant and refined, it’s hard to argue against it when the flower bears a slight resemblance

EUSTOMA VARIETIES

While it might have once been a wildflower that was native to South America and the United States, these flowers have been so widely cultivated that there are now more than 25 different types. We take a look at some of the more popular ones below: 
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ABC 2 Rose

  • Double-flowered
  • Ruffle-edged petals
  • Pink in colour

 

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Super Magic Champagne

  • Double-flowered
  • Rose-like petals
  • Two-toned, peach and cream

 

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Mint Cocoa

  • Double-flowered
  • Ruffled petals
  • Two-toned, brown and green

 

CHEERS TO THE ROSE-LOOKALIKE

It may be less popular than the Rose, but Eustoma conveys the same heartfelt meanings. So, if you ever find yourself out of luck on Valentine’s Day or your anniversary, pick up a lovely Eustoma bouquet for your lover and let your feelings be known.