Sunday, March 9, 2008

Roses are Blue

  • A color that is known to hold universal appeal, blue plays a significant role in many cultures’ religious rituals and ceremonies. It’s said that the Western tradition of a bride wearing something blue is tied to the color’s symbolism of faithfulness and loyalty. In express trustworthiness, confidence, intelligence and unity, which explains why it’s frequently the color of police uniforms, the blue “power suit” is an icon of the business world and winners of competitions receive blue ribbons.

  • Blue roses traditionally signify mystery or attaining the impossible. They are believed to be able to grant the owner youth or grant wishes. According to a Chinese folktale, the blue rose signified hope against unattainable love.

  • In flowers BLUE ROSES were traditionally created by dyeing white roses, since roses lack a gene to produce delphinidin, the primary plant pigment that produces true blue flowers. On June 30, 2007 Japanese company “Suntory” and an Australian one “Florigene” announced the creation of BLUE ROSE in the world of genetical engineering, which is considered to be a holy grail of horticulturalists. The team of developers intends to continue efforts to make the roses bluer and also to consider any possible effects on other plants and the environment, with the goal of releasing this new flower commercially in 2007 or 2008.