What Is a Rainbow Rose Bush?


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Rainbow rose bushes are not created by nature. A rainbow rose is made by strategically inserting the stem into dyes made from naturally occurring plant extracts. Rainbow roses are only available as a cut flower and not in bush or seed form.

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To grow rose petals that are various colors, the stem is cut vertically into four even parts. Each quarter is then dipped into a different color dye. The dye travels up the xylem to the petals with each petal being a different color according to its placement. The technique for making rainbow roses was introduced by Peter van de Werken of Holland.

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