The first mention of blue roses was found in the Kipling poem. It tells about a guy in love, the girl who demanded a sign of his feelings to give her a bouquet of blue roses. In search of the poor young man was forced to spend many years of his life, but he never managed to find not one flower blue.

Are there varieties of blue roses

Now one can often find seedlings of blue roses in various directories of gardening but many gardeners will be annoyingly disappointed by the lack of the desired result. In fact, varieties of blue roses do not exist in nature. Many geneticists and plant breeders for decades searched for a way to grow a blue rose or blue, but in the end they did not succeed. The thing is that rose is no blue pigment delphinidin. The only way to get blue roses is to simply paint them. For example, in the Netherlands, learned to paint roses in the process of their cultivation. To do this, the flowers are grown not in soil, but in hydroponic plant, in the growth process of treating plant roots, fertilizer, plentifully containing a coloring pigment. In our area haven't grown blue roses, their color after cutting.

How to actually make the roses blue

To get a bouquet of blue roses special efforts are made unnecessary. For painting colors will need white roses, bucket, 0.7 liters of water and ink blue.
In a bucket of water added blue ink. The prepared solution should be a tone darker than the desired color of roses;
You will need to remove the maximum number of leaves with roses. This is to avoid the purchase leaves the blue tint for a more intense staining of the Bud.
For a more rapid staining is recommended to make a centimeter oblique cut at the base of the stem.
- After preparing the roses are placed in a bucket, it is important to make sure that the stems did not fall below three inches in staining solution.

After about 15 hours the buds will take on a blue color. These roses are kept for quite a long time and do not lose their flavor after staining.

There is an alternative way to get blue roses at home. To do this, the buds of white roses just painted blue with spray paint. The appearance of the flower after treatment is stunning, but this method is not popular because the rose does not stand for more than two days. Bud also loses its flavor and gets the smell of paint.