– I have grown some roses in my life, but I have never seen such a thing, says botanist at the NTNU Museum of Natural History and Archaeology, Egil Ingvar Aune.The owner, Inger Wedde got her 15-minutes-of-fame due to her exceptional rose: Inside one of the flowers, two new rose buds are growing in a completely different color. Aune thinks it looks like dwarf flower buds that have failed to develop fully.
Wedde, coming from Steinkjer in Nord-Trøndelag, do not know what type of rose it is. She bought it in a regular flower shop several weeks ago.
– When there was only one rose left, I placed it on the balcony. After a while, two buds started to grow inside the flower, she says.
Not only did the two buds grow from inside the rose, but they were also different kind of roses, with a different color.
According to Aune, it is not entirely uncommon but still pretty special. He thinks the phenomenon may have occurred because of temperature change, and that the rose got an injury when it was moved outdoors.
– The really special part is that the new buds have a different color. It might actually be a genetic mutation, and the modifications in genetic material may have resulted in several changes – for instance color.
Have you experienced anything like this? Please send us a comment!
Text translated and modified by: Anette Broteng Christiansen, ThorNews
Source and photo: NRK
ThorNews got this lovely mail and photo from Loretta McLaughlin, Australia in the end of March 2017:
Your article and picture from four years ago was still the only reference we could find on the net that showed a rose inside a rose. We cut this rose a few days ago so you can imagine our surprise when we started seeing more buds bloom right from the middle. I was interested in the botanist’s view that it could be temperature related.
We are in Western Sydney, Australia and had a heat wave where the temperature was exceeding 40 degrees daily followed by weeks of heavy rain.
Loretta and her partner Darren are living in Mount Annan which is where the National Botanical Gardens are, just on the outskirts of Sydney.
– I think my partner is looking forward to winter coming on and a bit less work in the garden!, Loretta writes.