Rainbow Roses: Perfect gift for her

Posted on December 17, 2006

Flower shops are flocking to a wholesale market in Tokyo’s Itabashi-ku to buy colorful “rainbow roses,” which are proving popular Christmas gifts.

Rainbow roses were developed in the Netherlands and the petals are made up of pink, blue, green, yellow and other colors. How the trendy roses were developed remains a secret, industry workers said. Trading houses in Tokyo and Chiba Prefecture have been importing the rainbow roses.

“Orders have been increasing before Christmas,” a president of a flower shop said. “They are popular as gifts because they are rare and look great.”

One bunch of rainbow roses sells for about 1,000 yen at retail flower shops.


Sun Tzu has spent about 7 years in Asia traveling through Japan, Hong Kong, China, and Korea. A true fan of everything that is weird and strange, he decides in the end what is displayed and published on this site. Sun has previous experience writing for numerous print mags such as XLR8R, URB, and Movement Magazine.

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26 thoughts on “Rainbow Roses: Perfect gift for her

  1. Huda

    Hi Sun Tzu San,
    Good morning. HOw are you?

    It’s so nice to read such a sweet post from you.
    I’m really dying to see these beautifull buties(Rainbowroses) in my own eyes.

    Please inform where & how can i get them.

    Thanks a lot, Huda

  2. BladeChill

    :) they are injected in 4 diffrent spots on the stem with dye while they are growing. They do the same thing for Blue roses. It is not food coloring. They actually grow this way and due to the dye they tend to not live as long as normal roses.

    1. Meg

      they said that they last 10-14 days if the stems are cut and you give them plant food…i think that they are beautiful

  3. Eric Frank

    I was also wondering how i can buy some of those rainbow colored roses. How much are they in american dollars?
    Please reply back to me so i can purchase some. Thanks Eric

    1. James R.

      I have bought these roses for my flower shop here in texas and I sell the rose/stem for $25.00 or $250.00 Dz. And I cant keep enough of the roses in stock. They Go as Fast as I get them. I ordered over 400 for Val. Day. People Stood at my door waiting for me to open , just to get the roses. I sold Out On val. in just 1 hr

  4. hope

    i think these roses are so beautiful and would love to buy some…is there anywhere i can buy them in the us..in american dollars ..please let me no

  5. Pamela

    I would like to know how much is for the rainbow color roses in american dollars and would like to know how to order some. Please let me know. Thank you, Pam

  6. Renee Leonard

    I would love to buy the raibow roses. I own a gay club in Baton Rouge, LA and I want to but at wholesale prices.

    Awaiting your response

  7. James R. - "Whe

    If You want to place a order try to reach me. i can ship these over night.

    1 rose $25.00 U.S.A. money

    2 rose $45.00 U.S.A. and So On.

  8. BladeChill

    Ok to correct myself from earlier.. “The roses are injected with 8 diffrent needles, in diffrent spots during growth”

    Almost any florist is able to special order these and their prices will be diffrent depending on their supplier and quantity.

    The above price quote is of course right in the price range any florist will charge. I know the designers where I work have used them but have complained about the $$ alot.

  9. Jess

    I was wondering how much the price would be total to overnight one of these roses? You said you could ship them? My email is jli_13@yahoo.com if you could reply to me i cannot find them in any of the florist shopsin my area.

  10. ember

    oh my god. it makes me think americans never learnt science

    get some white roses, cut the end of the stem into 3 parts, and dip each part into different coloured dyes. leave it for a while. after a while they turn rainbow.

    oh. roses sell for like $2 a stalk here during non festive seasons :) thats maybe.. USD$3?

  11. shawn

    its simple to make,just take colouring(food or anything) and mix it with the water used to give to the rose…but for mixed colours…..you should probably change the colour everytime you water it


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