Fresh Flower Blue Roses Symbolism
.HomeFlowers by OcassionFlowers by TypeFlowers by ColorFlowers by PriceProductFlower Guide.1-800-44-FRESH
 
view cart | track my order | my account
.
       
. . . .
 
X.

Rose Color Symbolism


Blue Roses

A blue rose does not really exist in nature. The first blue roses were created artificially, by dyeing white roses. The closest one gets to a blue rose is the lilac to almost black category. The pigment that makes some other flowers blue is called delphinidin, but roses lack the genes to produce it.

After 13 years of joint research by an Australian company Florigene, and Japanese company Suntory, a blue rose was created in 2004 using genetic engineering. However, the rose turned out to be more dark burgundy than true blue. Further work on the rose produced a very dark mauve plant.

After 13 years of joint research by an Australian company Florigene, and Japanese company Suntory, a blue rose was created in 2004 using genetic engineering. However, the rose turned out to be more dark burgundy than true blue. Further work on the rose produced a very dark mauve plant.

 

In keeping with its rarity in nature, the blue rose is all about mystery, enigma, and complexity. A blue rose symbolizes the impossible or unattainable—a tantalizing dream.

New opportunities, new possibilities, and exciting new ventures are some other meanings of the blue rose.

Since 1970 the blue rose has featured predominantly on bed linen, lingeré, printed flannelette, printed tablecloths, headscarves, handkerchiefs, gros point tapestry designs, packaging, and printed toilet paper. Blue roses also adorn many printed ceramics.
Blue Rose Symbolism

With its unique symbolism, the blue rose is perfect to add an air of exoticism and enchantment.

     
  back
.