How To: Grow A Rainbow Colored Rose

I have never seen one of these rainbow colored roses in person; however, I’ve always thought they were fake, which is not appealing to me.

However, today I discovered that a rainbow rose can actually be grown. Now… that, on the other hand, is very cool! The process, discovered by Peter Van de Werken, is surprisingly geeky.

This is fascinating. According to Pickchur, “As the petals get their nourishment through the stem, the idea is to split the stem into several channels and dip each one in a different colored water. This way all the colors will be drawn by the stem into the petals and the resultant rose will have all the colors in it.”

It apparently took Mr. Van de Werken and his colleagues about six months to refine the process. The colored water is created from natural plant extracts, and the amount of water that is absorbed into each piece of stem is regulated to control the intensity of the color. As it turns out, this method also works well for Chrysanthemum, Hydrangeas and many other types of flowers. These are brilliant and beautiful!


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    Qui 9 years

    Where can you buy it

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      Manuela 7 years

      You can buy them through WISH app, they comes from china

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    Misty_View 9 years

    apparently they can only be bought in the UK. I am is SA and been searching for places to get them.

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      Mariah Woody 7 years

      Not True I Bought My Rainbow Rose Seeds On Wish On Feb 4th 2013

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      johnny ingram 6 years

      you can get these at

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    donna 9 years

    in the USA you can buy them from FTD florist shop on line

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    desiree 9 years

    you can buy them on ebay

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    tricia 7 years

    how do i plant the seeds, like regular plants

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      Carol Gardner 6 years

      How do I plant the seeds?

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    ANIL KUMAR 7 years

    I would like to know whether these rainbow roses are real or fake. Because, never heard about such multicolored roses. Also is there any Blue colored roses. Please advise.

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    JJ 7 years

    u can buy them on ebay. just got them today from China

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    Vania 7 years

    Hi have you succeeded in growing the seeds into rainbow roses?
    I just bought my seeds today from ebay, let’s see how it turns out.

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    draw 7 years

    How do you grow them. I just got mine and not sure how to plant or where to plant them whether now or later inside or out.

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    Mark Rorth 6 years

    Diana do you know if you can actually obtain a very black, deep black purple with this recipe? Would love to surprise my loved one with a pure black rose.
    Also, if we put it back into water would the color fade?
    Thank you!!!

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      Kerry 5 years

      I don’t know about roses, but I have grown black tulips.

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    adie 6 years

    hi wich is the best way to germinate the seeds and what is the best compost for them

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    Hocky 6 years

    Those seeds are all fakes as if you didn’t know. The pictures shown are all from artificially coloured petals from using dyes fed into the stems in a special way and orchids and other flowers have been done also. Don’t waste your money on such seeds.

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    Karl 6 years

    FAKE – It is impossible to grow from seed – I’m a horticulturalist and can tell you the only way to achieve the effect is to divide the stem of a white rose and stand it in dye to soak up the colour

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    Robin Mullins 4 years

    You can order them from They are sent from China and take about 4 weeks to arrive. I just got mine in the mail and getting ready to plant them. No instructions at all came with them, so we will see!!!

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      Jamie 4 years

      Can u please let me know how it does

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      yaniska Perales 3 years

      Did they grow???

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    Lisa 4 years

    got my seeds from got my moist seeds in trays in my refrigerator for the stratification process. 9 more weeks and out of the fridge into a 70 degree room. we will see.

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      Stephanie 4 years

      How do you grow these? Just got mine if someone could help me