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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Blue Roses

Scientific name: Rosa spp
Common name: Rose hybrids
Family: Rosaeceae
Photo taken at: Floria 2011

Blue roses do not exist naturally. Many of those sold at the florists are actually white roses dyed blue. I have read that this is the only colour that plant breeders have difficulty in getting. A blue rose is rare indeed. 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)

The blue rose symbolizes:
  • mystery and excitement
  • the impossible and unattainable
  • extraordinary and wonderful personality

For more pictures and information about blue roses, you can read my post, "Blue Roses at Floria 2011" dated 20 Sept 2011, the link is here.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't seen one but i think it is more beautiful with Vanda orchid than the rose. Maybe it is just preference!


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