As I know, blue roses do not exist naturally. I have read that this is the only colour that plant breeders have difficulty in getting. A blue rose is rare indeed.
Blue, blue, my rose is blue .....
“Blue Roses at Floria 2011”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ http://www.mynicegarden.com/ on Sept 20th, 2011.
When I first saw these blue roses at Floria 2011, I thought they were white roses dyed blue just like the blue, orange, pink and green chrysanthemums I see at the florists. So I asked the exhibitor representative. She assured me many times that it was indeed real, not dyed!
Yes, a true blue rose, specially flown in for the flower show.
Since 2004, an Australian company Florigene and a Japanese company Suntory had successfully created the blue rose by genetic engineering after 13 years of collaboration.*
I photographed these roses on the afternoon of the first day of Floria 2011. It looked a little 'fatigue' perhaps due to our hot weather.
Now that the impossible has change to "I-m-possible",
Would you like to receive a blue rose for a special occassion?
Will you buy a blue rose to a special someone?
As for me, I never like dyed flowers but a real one, yes!
Afterall many scientists and breeders had gone to so much trouble to create this rare rose.
Oh yeah, if you have seen the Rainbow Rose, this one is not natural but artificially dyed.
This post which was initially planned for Wordless Wednesday has been updated with words and now dedicated to my early commenters Cher, Holly Garden, Andrea, Bananaz, Lona, Solitude Rising, Helene and Cloudia - My grateful thanks to you all!