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Unsung Choices: Blue Rose by Carol Muske-Dukes

There isn’t any blue rose in nature. Roses lack delphinidin, a pigment that paints berries, grapes, pansies, irises, and different flowers and fruits azure or indigo. The thought of a blue rose, nevertheless, has captivated us for hundreds of years. We’ve been making an attempt to breed one because the 1800s—a rose whose Rilkean “eyelids, […]