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We had some flowers delivered to our house this week. The request for the florist was for "Fall Colors", and somehow that was interpreted as the above specimen

Now, this is a real flower, looks like a rose, but every single petal is a different color. How is this possible? Is this some weird genetic hybrid? Or has it been pieced together by flower makers in Ceylon? Or... I mean, it's hideous and compelling at the same time.

Anyone else ever encountered this before? What the heck IS this?

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10 Comments

I think they inject dye/food color in hypodermically (whatevs). I think they roses btw.

Neatorama covered this:
http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/23/tie-dye-roses/

said E on December 5, 2008 12:12 PM.

if it is man made then its a cool idea with very bad color choices.

said etantao on December 5, 2008 3:16 PM.

A bunch of petals from various roses, some natural some tampered with by science, glued together to resemble a single bud. Note the age marks on the lighter colored bits and the wilted stuff in the center.

said G on December 6, 2008 11:36 AM.

A bunch of petals from various roses, some natural some tampered with by science, glued together to resemble a single bud. Note the age marks on the lighter colored bits and the wilted stuff in the center.

said G on December 6, 2008 11:43 AM.

All theories so far don't seem to be true.

G - definitely NOT fake, there's a few of them in the bouquet, and one is still tightly wrapped waiting to bloom, would be impossible to fake that.

E - I don't think it's the injection method. Looking on Neatorama, it looks like those petals are have gradations in color, as one would expect from colors seeping in. These roses, each petal is a different, but pure, solid color.

Can't find anything about it on Google either, it's just bizarre.

said Scaramouch on December 6, 2008 12:12 PM.

Is there a reason to not ask the florist?

said Mike on December 6, 2008 2:06 PM.

Scara, I see your point, it is different. Call the florist and see what's up. It's curious.

said E on December 6, 2008 3:19 PM.

You should definately keep using Iron Butterfly as your florist though. That is some trippy shit!

said Sheriff Pablo on December 6, 2008 6:49 PM.

I read your post... and then typed "multicolored rose" into google... and this was the first hit:

http://www.cityflorist.ca/mcroses.php

took about 40 seconds.

Have you guys heard of google? it's a 'search tool' on this new fandangled thing called 'the internet' ...

you probably havent heard of it.

:>

said pink taco on December 7, 2008 1:33 AM.

OK, so they are injected with color, but "These are not painted or fake!"

Right.

said Blueschiz on December 8, 2008 11:39 AM.
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