Interflora’s new animal print roses are the height of fashion

by Charlotte.Barnes on April 1, 2012

Interflora Tiger RoseInspired by the Tiger Lily, scientists at the Interflora laboratory have created two animal-inspired blooms – the Tiger Rose and the Leopard Rose.

These distinctive flowers have been eight years in the making and are the perfect gift for animal lovers and fashionistas alike.

The development of the Tiger and Leopard Roses has been a painstaking job, with scientists cleverly mixing highly complex DNA samples to create the distinctive animal print patterns.

Interflora Leopard Rose

The team – headed by Professor Davies – are extremely excited about the new development.

Speaking on Monday, Prof Davies said: “I have long been a fan of the big cat and spent many years in Africa studying habitat before returning to England to take up my post with Interflora.

Interflora plant research institute

“Uniformity of pattern is clearly important when cultivating blooms such as these and it can take many years to get it right. We’re thrilled with the result and are sure that these flowers will become incredibly popular.”

Interflora geneticists work on animal print roses

Animal prints have long been sought after in fashion and leopard print is a firm favourite with stars such as Kate Moss and Rihanna.

The flowers will be available soon in a mixed bouquet, which will retail at £40. Longer-term plans include corsages, which are sure to prove popular for proms.


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Joan Rowan 01 Apr 2012 at 10:53 am

Absolutely gorgeous and a wonderful idea. If only.

ruth cooper 01 Apr 2012 at 8:39 pm

caught me out good and proper, completely forgot it was april fools day, my husband nearly fell off his chair laughing at me, thanks for that, xxx

Freda Gibbon 01 Apr 2012 at 10:16 pm

These Tiger and Leopard roses are very unusual but I am not so sure that it will go so well for your beautiful bouquets – maybe a few mixed with others in a flower arrangement. I expect some people will give a good comment on them but they are not for me even though I think they are so unusual looking.

Hortoris 02 Apr 2012 at 3:37 pm

I do not wish to be catty but do the thorns have paws?

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