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Jul 23, 2016 10:58 AM CST
I read your post about blue roses not being a natural occurrence. I'm a bit stumped, I've seen blue and odd colored roses I never seen before several times while in middle-east village's. I was quite impressed with them. Are there a few types of blue roses ? Should I bring a bush or 2 home if they are rare ?
Name: Elaine
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Jul 23, 2016 11:08 AM CST
It's not easy to import plants, J. But it sure would be of interest to lots of us if you can post some pictures of those roses for us? That way we can tell you more about whether these are rare varieties or not.

As of yet, the most "blue" rose I've ever seen has been a sort of grey/mauve color. Other than that, people all over have been experimenting with using dye to make flowers of unusual colors. Those electric blue orchids you see in grocery stores are examples. They would naturally bloom white or pink in most cases.

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Name: Jean
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Jul 24, 2016 10:46 AM CST
You may find this link of interest:

In Nature, the rose does not contain the gene that produces Delphinidin, necessary for the color blue.

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