Blue roses – cultivation, meaning and delivery
Is there a blue rose? Roses don't naturally grow in blue colour because they lack the necessary pigment called delphinidin which would enable them to grow blue petals. Even after years of testing and growing various hybrids of roses, a true blue roses still doesn't occur naturally, there simply isn't a simple gene that would make it possible to grow blue roses. So if you're wondering if you can grow a blue rose in your garden, the answer is simply no. The pigment necessary to produce the blue tint on petals – Delphinidin – was successfully used in tests with pansies which were grown in blue colour after the gene that leads to generation of this pigment was successfully implanted. Unfortunately, there is no similar option with roses, where the pigment doesn't occur naturally. Blue roses are created by dyeing either cream or white roses with a tint. Where can you by a blue rose? Many florists and online florists will give you the option to buy these roses, but beware that the tint may shorten the life of the roses. That's the reason why we at SerenataFlowers.com don't offer blue roses as we believe in only offering the nature's finest – roses in their natural colours.
The meaning of blue roses derives from their colour – blue has always been associated with royalty and so blue roses symbolise majesty and splendor. Because of their rare appearance and the fact that they don't naturally occur in nature, some cultures believe that the recipient of a blue rose will have its wishes granted. The meaning stems from a nature of blue roses as something unachievable and rare, and so by presenting someone with a blue rose you are giving them a wish fulfilled.
Blue Flowers from SerenataFlowers.com
What occasion are blue flowers suitable for? Of course for new baby celebrations – they can be sent to the hospital to celebrate the birth of a baby boy or brought to a baby shower if you know the mum is expecting a baby boy. Blue flowers are also a great alternative to give to men – opt for masculine blooms in blue hues, and get them delivered straight to the door. One of our most popular blue bouquets is our Ocean Whisper arrangement with white gerbera daisies, blue delphinium and sprinkles of purple Limonium flowers. If you want a bouquet with softer blue hues, you might like our Summer Skies bouquet with white roses, blue delphinium and purple freesia. All of our blue flower bouquets are available for free next day delivery anywhere in the UK. Simply place your order online at SerenataFlowers.com by 10.00 pm weekdays for free next day delivery.