Pictured: World’s first truly blue roses go on display in Japan

By | November 5, 2008

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They are the stuff of legend – signifying mystery and traditionally believed to be able to grant the owner youth. For years breeders have crossed different colours of roses in an effort to create the impossible. But rose petals lack the enzyme needed to create a blue pigment and the breeders always failed.

Now for the first time, thanks to genetic engineering, blue roses finally exist. The very first truly blue roses have gone on display in Japan and will be on sale to the public next year. After 13  years of research the Japanese Suntory company have finally perfected the mythical flower. – dm

Feeling blue darling?

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