Imagine a perfect rosebud with individual petals that capture all the colors of the rainbow – purple, yellow, blue, green, pink. A real rose. You can see these dazzling beauties, but only at the L.A. County Fair’s Road to Morocco exhibit in the Flower & Garden Pavilion, presented by Armstrong Garden Centers.
Dubbed “Moroccan Rainbow” by Jim Hynd, flower and garden coordinator, the designer and curator of the Road to Morocco exhibit, these multi-color roses are hand-dyed in The Netherlands and shipped overnight to the L.A. County Fair. These roses are not dipped or sprayed with color. Each rose’s rainbow of colors is the result of a complicated process that injects colored dye into the stem of each bloom in four different places. The rose absorbs the colors into specific cells, producing the vibrant rainbow hues. Unfortunately, the Moroccan Rainbow is an experimental rose and is not available for home gardens.
The Fair runs through Oct. 1, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Live thoroughbred horse racing concludes Sept. 25, dark Tuesdays only. For more information on the L.A. County Fair, call (909) 623-3111 or visit us at www.lacountyfair.com.