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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Blue Roses at Floria 2011

Have you seen a blue rose, I mean a really real BLUE ROSE?

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 @ on Sept 20th, 2011.

Does this rose look real or dyed?

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.*

*Source: Wikipedia

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!


  1. Now this is interesting! Was this rose growing like this, or did they dye it somehow? If it's a new type of rose, it will be a sensation!

  2. After commenting in your FB link, I came in here, and I am right, they really dyed it. I don't like a dyed flower, it seems like they are fooling the people. I like real colors. Blue pigment is really very difficult to get in breeding, it is just like the blue eyes of men!

  3. Not due to El Nino or Global warming effect to get this rare blue roses? Absolutely stunning. Eh I can see blue?..prejudiced by your title I guess.

  4. I was hoping that rose was for real. It was a lovely blue. I guess it was dyed like the Orchids I saw at a flower show in February. It would be fun to have a real blue rose though.

  5. Maybe people dye flowers for the same reason that people dye their hair.

    Blue or not they're still beautiful. After all, a rose is a rose is a rose.

    By the way I've posted the tutorial on how to display/hide contents in a blog. The title of the post is "Vanishing contents --- tutorial"

  6. Wow! Awsome! Is this real or fake? :o)

    Love, Helene

  7. My dear friends,

    Thank you very much for the comments. I'm sorry I didn't include any text earlier and I'll update this post soon.

    The blue rose is REAI, not dyed!

    Solitude Rising, your tutorial post will be interesting indeed.

  8. *Gasp*
    How lovely and unusual!

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  9. Andrea, what you have commented - that was exactly how I felt when I first saw the blue rose. I don't like fake flowers at flower shows too.

  10. This is my first time to see a blue rose.

    Though have been many times at Camera Highlands.

  11. Not dyed? Wow! How about a blue bug? Anyone going to create one too?

  12. Rainfield, I wonder if anyone is growing a blue rose in Cameron Highlands or anywhere else in Malaysia.

    One, maybe the blue bug with blue blood will have royalty status!

  13. I have a blue climbing rose that really is a violet when it blooms. it still is pretty, but not a true blue.

  14. I have also seen pictures of blue roses that look like purple or lavender colour to my eyes.

  15. Stunning! Never thought I would see a real blue rose!

  16. I really enjoy looking at ur photos.
    thank you :)

  17. I also thought that it was dyed and was amazed to find out that it was real. I would give someone blue roses but maybe when the coloring has been engineered better so that it really looks blue and not dyed. Still, that is an amazing feat. I like your play on the impossible to i-m-possible. Nice one!

  18. good afternoon autum I would love to buy a seedling of this blue rose, my dream! can you tell me which location? where can I? I live in Brazil :-)


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