Suntory is releasing a new blue rose named “Applause” to the North American flower market. It was first sold in Tokyo in 2009.
“Suntory embarked on research with the aim of developing a blue rose in 1990 with their Australian subsidiary, Florigene, now Suntory Flowers.”
I’ve been familiar with Florigene, the breeder of purple carnations, for years and didn’t realize it is now Suntory Flowers.
For more information on this rose visit Suntory’s press release.
Florigene has a very detailed press release.
Wired.com has an interesting write-up about the rose, click here to read.
Image from Suntory.
What do you think of the new Blue Rose??