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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

BLUE ROSES












I love blue roses (:)











The World's First Blue Rose...
A truly blue rose has been the ultimate aspirations of rose breeders since 1840, when the horticultural societies of Britain and Belgium offered a prize of 500,000 francs to the first person to produce a genuinely blue rose. The feat wasn’t easy, but the company that created them is hoping it will be worth it.
It took 14 years of study with Japanese and Australian researchers to create the world’s first blue rose. Sometimes, it seems, Mother Nature just doesn’t want to budge. It was finally accomplished by implanting the gene that leads to the synthesis of the blue pigment Delphinidin in pansies. This pigment does not exist naturally in roses. The rose is the first in the world with the genetic potential to produce 'true blue' roses, spanning the spectrum from baby blue to navy. ************************************************************************************
Geneticists from Australia's Florigene Ltd., a wholly owned (98.5%) subsidiary of Japanese drinks manufacturer Suntory Ltd., first cracked the code for creating blue roses in 2004. Since then, they have been refining the process to the point where true blue roses can be sold to a public eager to possess the once "impossible dream".










Just a mini post ..Hope you have a great day..




Blue Rose





10 comments:

  1. Never in my life have I ever seen a blue rose, its fantastic!
    Very pretty!!
    Diane

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  2. Hi Patty, these are just so beautiful and amazing. They remind be of frosting roses...yummy. Hugs, Linda

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  3. Very interesting facts, Patty.
    Those are very pretty, I imagine they're quite expensive as well?
    Brenda :)

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  4. The blue roses look amazing. I can't believe that it took that long to create them...but they look well worth the wait. Have a wonderful week!

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  5. I want to be one of those old ladies that has blue/gray hair. Do you think if I take the gene that creates the blue photosynthesis, I might have a chance? Just image a redhead gone blue =) Blessings... Polly

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  6. What a magical flower! My neighbor had a purple rose that was so pretty, but this tops that!

    Michelle

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  7. wreeeeet wreeeeeew!~.....
    THOSE ARE BLUE-TIFUL! LOVE em Patty,.... and great info! I had no idea. I don't think I've ever seen a real one in real life. Just silk ones. Pretty!
    L

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  8. Hi Patty

    ((hugz)) Wow that is so beautiful especially for those who love the color blue. See I learn something new everyday!!!
    Thank for sharing this mini post I loved it!!

    Hugz Lorie

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  9. Hi Patty!! Love the blue roses...very unique!

    THANK YOU so much...I got the glass knob..LOVE IT!! I am going to show it in my next post...you are a SWEETIE!!!
    Hugs,
    Robin

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  10. I have never seen a blue rose either, but how NEAT! That was so intresting to read :)

    Thanks for sharing!
    Take care,
    melissa

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