Meanings of Eustoma (Lisianthus)

Eustoma are often mistaken as roses but with a good reason. It originates from North America. The term Eustoma can be depicted as “a good mouth” (Eu=good, Stoma=mouth). Eustoma flowers also have different names in different regions, such as:

Prairie Gentian : Texas, Nebraska, Nevada & Colorado
Japanese rose : Japan & Denmark
Other names: Texas Bluebell, Lizzy, Lysianthus

In the 1930s, the Eustoma was gaining a high amount of adoration by the Japanese and they were highly used as cut flowers for decorative bouquets. It is also known to be ‘Japanese Rose’ simply because of the way that the Japanese had cross-breed this type of flowers into a ‘rose-like’ shape. The Eustoma flowers are available all year long, thus making it even more favorable in every florist shop. Some are also called as Rosita, “Rose without Thorns.”

They are available in a variety of shapes colors that ranges in either double of single varieties. Two tone picottee varieties are also available in white & purple, and white & pink.



According to Triangle Nursery (n.d.),
“Never leave cut flowers in direct sun light, near a radiator, in a draft or near fruit. (The gas used to ripen fruit will harm most flowers). Keep the Eustoma in a cool place and always keep out of the way of children.”


  • Purple: Formal ceremonies
  • Yellow: Strongest message of happiness and Joy
  • Orange / White: Friendship gifts
  • Green: Money and wealth
  • Red / Pink: Romance


  • Happy life
  • Peach
  • Appreciation & Gratitude
  • Heartfelt emotions
  • Friendship and admiration
  • Congratulations on new job or promotion
  • Respect, acceptance and aknowledgement.


We do have a bouquet of flower consisting purple Eustoma flowers 🙂 You can purchase our Amethyst bouquet directly from our website! 🙂 For more information, please refer to our FAQ page