Blue roses and carnations in literature have been a symbol of supreme love for centuries; one unattainable, since blue roses and carnations don’t exist in nature. What once was a metaphor in arts became a never-ending, real quest for the impossible in the flower business, as roses and carnations lack the gene with the ability to produce blue tones. Suntory -a Japan-based company- changed the story with the help of cutting-edge biotechnology and the efforts of scientists who made blue pigment in roses and carnations a dream come true.
The eternal spring of the Ecuadorian highlands
Suntory made an alliance with Florequisa -an Ecuadorian farm expert in producing premium flowers- for cultivating blue roses and carnations of exceptional characteristics.