Rare beauty: in Turkey bloomed black rose

Редкая красота: в Турции зацвела черная роза

Редкая красота: в Турции зацвела черная роза

Редкая красота: в Турции зацвела черная роза

Редкая красота: в Турции зацвела черная роза

Rare beauty: in Turkey bloomed black rose

Roses have so thick a shade of red that certain light they look black.

18 APR 2019 18:18

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Natural roses can be any color except black and blue – they have no such pigment genes. Florists can offer a black rose, but this color is the result of genetic modifications or direct dyeing. Most dark roses only grow in one region of Turkey, in the province of Sanliurfa. The soil in the town of Halfeti (Tur. Halfeti) has a uniquely high acidity due to groundwater taking the source of the Euphrates.

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Publication of HALFETI SAKLI CENNET (@halfeti_saklicennet) 5 Nov 2018 at 11:00 PST

Nowadays, this kind of roses is almost nonexistent: in 1999 there was built a dam, Halfeti, together with the surrounding lowlands were flooded. Moving to a new place, the inhabitants tried to breed a black rose and there, but regular soil gave the normal color. Now experts are trying to simulate for black roses suitable conditions in greenhouses.

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Publication from Urfa Medya (@medyaurfa) 16 APR 2019 3:06 PDT

Because of their almost complete disappearance of rose is mythical, but experts of the international Cittaslow movement has chosen the conservation project of the black rose one of the six best in the world. Cittaslow (“Slow city”) brings together hundreds of cities worldwide; its members are committed to improving the quality of life by slowing down the rhythm, the opposition to uniformity and homogenization.

Despite its fame, black roses Halfeti is not always black: this color is inherent in the petals in March-April and then in October-November.

These days as time goes season, the most dark shades. Look for other unusual flowers.

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