The Japanese rose is a beautiful filigree cut flower. Find out more information about it here!
Botanical name: Eustoma
Genus: Gentian plants
Plant family: Gentian plants (bot. Eustoma)
Occurrence: North America
The eustoma is a dainty, narrow flower with delicate, filigree blossoms. It originally comes from North America and is particularly native there in dry river beds in the desert and in prairie areas. In the states of Texas, Nebraska, Nevada and Colorado, the plant is therefore also known as the prairie gentian. Hence an American beauty whose triumphant advance only began in Japan. It was Japanese gardeners who crossed the prairie gentian in the 1930s, from which the eustoma of today developed. This is where the German name “Japanrose” comes from, named after the country in which it was first sold.
If you take a closer look at the Japanese rose, you can see a certain similarity to the tulip. For this reason it is also known as the tulip rose. It belongs to the gentian family (bot. Gentianaceae). From the slender flower buds of the Japanese rose develop their magnificent flowers, which can vary from white to pink and purple to blue and red. They bloom between July and August. Fortunately, as a cut flower in the vase, we can look forward to its beauty all year round.
The rich colors of the Japanese rose stand for creativity, are seductive, charming, mysterious and wild at the same time. They develop their full effect in a tall, slim vase – this is how the stems are supported and held together when carrying the many flowers. The closer the stems are at the bottom, the more elegant, full and at the same time more extravagant the bouquet appears.
Decoration tip: Tone-on-tone flower arrangements look particularly elegant. Simply arrange the blossoms of the Japanese rose alone or with other cut flowers of the same color in a glass vase.
Care tips for the Japanese rose
Cut the Japanese roses diagonally with a knife before placing them in the vase. You can use the previous section as a guide. Add the supplied fresh flowers to the vase water – you will enjoy these beautiful flowers for a long time!