Black roses do exist, and no, this is not a laboratory experiment. In fact, Turkey is home to the only black roses in the world. So if you are interested in learning a little more about this rare flower, we will tell you everything you need to know about Turkish black roses.
Turkey black roses are also known as Halfeti roses
Turkey’s black roses are also known as Halfeti roses. These are found in the Turkish village of the same name; in fact, it is the only region in the world where these flowers grow. Another peculiarity of this rose is that it is stationary, that is, it grows in a specific season of the year, that is, in summer.
As its name suggests, this rose is black. It is impressive because it is the only rose with these characteristics. That is why it is unique in the world. Now, let’s talk a little more about the characteristics of this beautiful and strange flower.
These are roses like any other, only that, due to the particular characteristics of the soil where it grows, they obtain such a degree of pigmentation that they turn black. However, there is another particular feature: Turkish black roses only occur in summer.
In other seasons, these roses acquire a rather dark violet hue. This is due to the specific conditions of the locality where they grow, Halfeti, have a soil with sufficient Ph, in addition to the combination of groundwater and also by the act contained in the soil of combined anthocyanins.
Anthocyanins are pigments that are water-soluble, so during the summer, the soil is in ideal conditions, as it happens to be very sensitive to these pigments and Ph.
It should be noted that anthocyanins are what convert, or rather, give the dark pigmentation to Turkish black roses. In addition, these pigments are also found in blackberries, raspberries and blueberries, as it is the one that pigments, or gives the coloration to these fruits.
For this reason, Turkish black roses are only found in this region of the world. Although black roses can be created, this is done through a procedure where roses of different species and dark pigmentations have to be crossed.