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What is the origin of blue roses?

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What is the origin of blue roses?

The blue rose is a relatively new variety of rose, which emerged at the beginning of the 21st Century, thanks to genetic engineering.

Blue roses are very difficult to find in their natural form, which makes them unique, special and, in some way, extraordinary. They were developed using genetic biotechnology a result of customers’ desire to have blue roses.

In order to achieve this, it was necessary to analyse and differentiate the pigments that give colour to flowers. Delfinidina is one of these pigments and is the one that gives plants the colour blue. Its creation in a laboratory was one of the fundamental milestones in this kind of research.

The first initiative in the quest for a blue rose was carried out in 1990 by the Australian company Florigene, which had the financial support of the Japanese drinks company Suntory. They succeeded in isolating the blue gene in flowers, which was first introduced using carnations, in this way obtaining the first blue flowers.

The Japanese company continued with their research and in 2004 the first genetically modified rose with the blue gene was created. This is the origin of blue roses. Later, in 2009 the transgenic blue rose was exhibited at the International Exposition in Tokyo, going on sale that same year. Currently, the company has worldwide selling rights for the product.

The next step was to create preserved blue roses, something which happened shortly after transgenic roses went on sale. Once the transgenic models were on the market, it was easy to treat them chemically so that they preserve their characteristics and their exact colour.

At Verdissimo, you will find the blue rose in our catalogue of preserved flowers in this second decade of the 21st Century. The blue rose is one of the most sought-after products by the public, who are attracted by their mystery and elegant colour. Verdissimo’s blue rose is available in two basic tones, Light Blue and Dark Blue, which come in different presentations: Standard, Premium, V-Rose or in the new methacrylate cube.

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The meaning of blue roses

The blue rose is one of the most appreciated and sought-after varieties, since according to different interpretations, it symbolizes that impossible dreams can come true.

It also symbolizes relaxing and liberating feelings, such as affection, loyalty and trust. So, you can use blue flowers to decorate your home, and create an atmosphere of peace and harmony.

It can also be a good gift after a fight with a partner or friend, as it manages to reduce tension between both parties.

Now you can give preserved blue roses as a gift to others or for yourself! Blue roses allow human beings to express their most intense feelings. They represent eternal love and the hope of achieving a difficult or impossible love. Without doubt, a unique and special gift, which will last a long time as it won’t wilt or lose its properties.

At Verdissimo you will find an incredible variety of preserved flowers and plants and a great team of advisors for your interior decoration.

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