(Closed) Coloring Flowers

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Not sure if this works with roses, but I know it does with carnations. Perhaps someone else has more expertise, but if not, why not do a test? Buy a few different types of flowers from the supermarket or florist and try it. Are you totally set on roses? It seems like it would be easier to pick a flower that’s already blue..

Post # 4
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I also suggest doing a test run. I know that if you use different colored liquid fertilizer on hydrangeas, they will be the color of the fertilizer. And it is true about the carnations. I am not sure about roses though.

Post # 7
4485 posts
Honey bee

One area I used to live had a grocery that sold dyed blue and purple roses year round. The dye does not kill them. They’re already running on a very short time span as it is once they are cut from the bush as technically they are already dead at that point, so placing the stems in food coloring will not cause any further harm and they will wilt at the same rate that a natural non-dyed rose will. The only thing it will do is change the color of the flower (and the stems/leaves). Make sure to cover the ends that are cut so that the dye does not stain your dress. Contrary to popular belief, that is one of the only times you will risk staining a dress or other fabric, though many venues want you to believe otherwise that just looking at one will stain everything in sight.

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