Though many captivating colors exist among rose species, a natural blue hue remains conspicuously absent. This rarity has only served to amplify the allure of blue roses, inspiring scientists and horticulturists to push the boundaries of possibility.
While genetic engineering offers the closest approximation of a true blue rose, other methods exist for achieving a blue hue. Florists and artisans have used dyeing and painting techniques to create artificial blue roses for centuries.
- Innovations in Biotechnology: Genetically Engineered Blue Roses. - The Breakthrough of Suntory’s Applause Blue Rose. - Controversies and Ethical Concerns Surrounding Genetically Engineered Roses.