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Blue Roses are rare hybrids of roses in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) Switch. This guide includes how to breed blue roses, chance of getting blue roses, price and more!!

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Basic Rose Colors
Red RoseRedWhite RoseWhiteYellow RoseYellow
Hybrid Rose Colors
Pink RosePinkOrange RoseOrangePurple Rose Purple
Black Rose BlackGold RoseGoldBlue RoseBlue
Check Out How To Grow All Rose Colors!

Blue Rose - Fastest Breeding Method

Breeding Process Chart

※ No letter after the color means the flower is default/store-bought.
※ Flowers with different letters after them are treated as entirely separate (they are not to be mixed up!)!!

1Buy the following seeds from Nook's Cranny
赤いバラRed Rose
白いバラWhite Rose
黄色のバラYellow Rose
2Breed them in the follow combinations in order to get Orange and Purple roses
白いバラWhite × 白いバラWhite = 紫のバラPurple A
赤いバラRed × 黄色のバラYellow = オレンジのバラOrange A
※ Only use flowers grown from seeds bought in the shop!
3Once you've got enough Purple and Orange Roses, re-plant them in the following combinations:
オレンジのバラOrng A × オレンジのバラOrng A = オレンジのバラOrng B
紫のバラPurple A × 黄色のバラYellow = 白いバラWhite A
※ It's OK to reuse a yellow from step 2!
4Once you've got enough White A Roses, swap them out with the Yellow Roses in the above step!
紫のバラPurp A × 白いバラWhite A = 紫のバラPurp B
5When you've got enough Purple Bs, start breeding them with Orange Bs:
オレンジのバラOrng B × 紫のバラPurp B = オレンジのバラOrng C
6When you've got enough Orange Cs, start running the following 3 operations simultaneously:
紫のバラPurp A × 白いバラWhite A = 紫のバラPurp B
オレンジのバラOrng B × 紫のバラPurp B = オレンジのバラOrng C
オレンジのバラOrng C × オレンジのバラOrng C = 赤いバラRed A
7When you've got a suitable amount of Orange Cs you can start the final step:
オレンジのバラOrng C × オレンジのバラOrng C = 赤いバラRed A
赤いバラRed A × 赤いバラRed A = 青いバラBlue

Some of the data used to come up with this process came from this ACNH Flower Research document.

Don't Ignore Unnecessary Flowers - Weed Them Out

While you're breeding for Blue Roses it's extremely important not to forget about unused flowers - make sure you get rid of them! You'll want to maintain control over your breeding, and any rogue flower that spawns could be a serious thorn in your side. Dispose of unneeded roses!

First Prepare Purple And Orange Roses

Step 1
白いバラWhite × 白いバラWhite = 紫のバラPurple A
赤いバラRed × 黄色のバラYellow = オレンジのバラOrange A
※ Only use flowers grown from seeds bought in the shop!

Your first step will be to buy red, yellow, and white roses from the shop and create to separate fields for them.

Make A Lot Of Purples

While it's possible to breed oranges with oranges, the same cannot be said for purples. You're going to want to have a lot of white roses in order to make as many purples as you can!

Making Orange B and White As

Step 2
オレンジのバラOrange A × オレンジのバラOrange A = オレンジのバラOrange B
紫のバラPurple A × 黄色のバラYellow = 白いバラWhite A
※ It's OK to reuse a yellow from step 2!

Once you've got Purples and Oranges, you'll want to breed the Oranges with each other, and simply swap out the reds you bred previously with your new purples. This will create Oranges and Whites which are admittedly the same color as the store-bought ones, but contain entirely different genetic information.

Don't Mix In Orange Bs!

These Orange Bs, which are the product of 2 Orange As, should NOT be bred again with Orange As. This will mess up your process, so make sure to closely monitor which Oranges are As & which are Bs.

Start Producing Purple Bs

Step 3
オレンジのバラOrange A × オレンジのバラOrange A = オレンジのバラOrange B
紫のバラPurple A × 白いバラWhite A = 紫のバラPurple B

Once you have the same amount of Purple As and White As, you can finally get rid of your yellows - you won't be needing them anymore. In their place you can plant the White As, as this will let you create Purple Bs.

Chance Of Purple A Hybrids Spawning Too

By breeding Purple A and White A, it's possible to get two variants: Purple B and Purple A. It's impossible to tell these to apart visually, so you'll be breeding and swapping them out in the following steps to deal with this!

Breed Orange B and Purple B

Step 4
紫のバラPurple A × 白いバラWhite A = 紫のバラPurple B
オレンジのバラOrange B × 紫のバラPurple B = オレンジのバラOrange C

When you have enough Orange Bs, start making Orange Cs by breeding with Purple Bs (or Purple As). Since Orange Cs are very rarely born from Purple As, it'll be easy to locate pairs that don't produce Orange Cs and remove them.

Things To Note When Planting


If a new flower spawns diagonally in a location near another pair, it will be impossible to determine which pair it came from! For this reason, we recommend building fences or setting up custom designs in order to be absolutely sure what pair each flower spawns from! Follow the design in the above and you won't go wrong.

Frequently Replace Purples

Mark plants to tell them apart

↑ In this case, flowers with dirt placed under them indicate that an Orange C was successfully spawned!

We recommend doing something to mark the spots where an Orange B and Purple produce an Orange C. If one pair doesn't seem to produce Orange Cs after a while, replacing that pair's purple with another Purple you've been making on the side!

Use Orange Cs To Make Red As

Step 5
紫のバラPurple A × 白いバラWhite A = 紫のバラPurple B
オレンジのバラOrange B × 紫のバラPurple B = オレンジのバラOrange C
オレンジのバラOrange C×オレンジのバラOrange C=赤いバラRed A

Red As (aka hybrid reds, ones that are not store-bought) can be produced by breeding Orange Cs together. If you've gotten this far, you're practically guaranteed to get your blue roses! At this point it's important not to mix up your Orange Bs and Orange Cs from Step 4! Carefully distinguish between them!

Multiplying Orange Cs Is Possible

Once you've got at least one Orange C, you can use the self-multiplication method to create one at a time. This method takes a bit longer, but you'll definitely get the Orange Cs you need.

Create Blue Roses With Red Hybrids

Step 6
オレンジのバラOrange C × オレンジのバラOrange C = 赤いバラRed A
赤いバラRed A × 赤いバラRed A = 青いバラBlue

By breeding Orange Cs together, you'll be able to produce hybrid Reds. These Red hybrids will let you breed Blue Roses at a much higher probability than other methods! Two Red As can sometimes produce another genetically identical Red A, which will only increase your chances of producing Blue Roses, so just keep at it!

Orange Cs Can Also Spawn Blue Roses

Orange C

Although the probability is quite low, it is technically possible for 2 Orange Cs to produce a Blue Rose. Once the Rose is born, make sure to dig it up and relocate it!

How To Get Blue Roses - Regular Method

Blue Roses Regular Breeding Procedure

1Buy the following 3 Rose varieties from Nook's Cranny
赤いバラRed Rose
白いバラWhite Rose
黄色のバラYellow Rose
2Plant White Roses in one area and Red/Yellow ones in another.
3Create Purple and Orange Roses by breeding in the following combinations:
白いバラWhite × 白いバラWhite = 紫のバラPurple
赤いバラRed × 黄色のバラYellow = オレンジのバラOrange
※ Only use flowers grown from seeds bought in the shop!
4Breed the Purple and Orange Roses you grew in [Step 2] in order to create Hybrid Reds
紫のバラPurple × オレンジのバラOrange = 赤いバラRed (Hybrid)
5Breed the Hybrid Reds you grew in [Step 4] together.
赤いバラRed (Hybrid) × 赤いバラRed (Hybrid) = 青いバラBlue
※ Be absolutely sure you're using Reds that were bred according to the process outlined in [Step 3]!
6A Blue Rose will have a very low chance of spawning

1. Roses Must Be Grown From Seeds

Purchase Seeds At Nook

Blue roses can only be grown by cross-breeding red (hybrid) roses! To start, you'll need to plant white, red, and yellow Roses on your island. These should be bought as seeds and can be purchased from Nook's Cranny!

Seeds Change Every Day

Nook's Cranny's seed catalog changes every day. If they don't have Rose seeds for sale that day, you can either ask a friend to bring some for you or wait until they're available!

2. Plant Roses In Separate Areas


↑ The left side is for White Roses, the right for Red & Yellow ones. Make sure they don't mix!

You'll need to plant White Rose seeds separately from Red & Yellow Rose seeds. Take great care to ensure they don't encroach on each others' territory and mix. Building a fence to keep them separated is a good idea.

3. Crossbreed To Make Purple & Orange Roses

White Rose x White Rose = Purple Rose

White Rose x White Rose = Purple Rose

To get a Purple Rose, you need to crossbreed two White Roses together. You'll want to get a lot of purples, so take your time on this step.

Yellow Rose x Red Rose = Orange Rose

Yellow Rose x Red Rose = Orange Rose

Orange Roses can be grown by crossbreeding a Yellow Rose and Red Rose together. Just like with the purples, you'll want to have a lot of these!

Relocate New Flowers

The more Purples and Oranges you have, the more efficient your operation will be. As soon as one of these blooms, relocate it to a separate space immediately and start work there!

4. Breed Purple & Orange To Get Red (Hybrid)


▲Relocate the Roses that bloomed in Step 3…


▲Make them breed and get a Red Hybrid Rose!

Once you've grown Orange and Purple Roses, move them to a separate area to make them produce a Red (Hybrid) Rose. This is the only Rose that can produce Blue roses!

【Important】Hybrid Reds Are Different From Other Roses

These Reds are fundamentally different from regular store-bought ones, as they are hybrids. They look identical to other ones, but the genetic information they contain is actually quite different. These are the only Reds that can produce Blue Roses, so make sure not to mix them up with regular reds!

Get Rid Of Non-Reds

At this stage, any non-red bud that spawns can be safely disposed of. Remember that Reds are not 100% guaranteed to spawn every time, so have some patience at this point.

5. Plant Hybrid (Red) Together To Get Blue Roses

 Plant Hybrid (Red) Together To Get Blue Roses

When you get several Red (Hybrid) Roses, plant them together to finally produce Blue Roses. Remember to get rid of non-reds that spawn and NOT to mix up Hybrid Reds with other Reds.

6. Blue Rose Spawn Rate Is Very Low

Blue Rose

↑ The bud of a Blue Rose emerges from the ground!

If you've successfully bred the Hybrid Reds in Step 5, you will now have a very, very low chance of growing a Blue Rose. Be prepared to hold out for a long time here, as this process can take weeks (in-game).

Step 7

↑ A day after the bud spawns, it'll bloom into a full-fledged Blue Rose!

How To Get More Blue Roses & Price

Having One Blue Rose Is Good Enough


Flowers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons can multiply by themselves (self-replicate). This means that having just one Blue Rose is enough! If you leave it by itself with no other flowers beside it, it will eventually reproduce!

Blue Roses Sell For 80 Bells

Blue Roses can be sold for 1,000 Bells at Nook's Cranny. Selling flowers is not really an efficient way of making Bells, so we don't recommend that you sell this - especially given how incredibly rare it is!

Check Out How To Farm Bells Fast

The Probability Of Growing A Blue Rose

※ Our team employed the use of time traveling for the purposes of these tests. We do not, however, encourage the use of this exploit.

Required Approx. 1.5 Months To Grow

It took us about 2 weeks (in-game) to get all the Red Roses (hybrids) necessary for this process. After watering them without fail every day, we saw our first Blue Rose bloom after about one month. In total this process took us 6 weeks, so if you're looking to do the same, be prepared to put in a lot of effort.

The Exact Probability Is Unknown

Given that there is no written indication in-game, it is not currently clear what the exact probability of Blue Roses spawning is. However, if we compare this to the Golden Rose, which sees at least 1 spawn every 2-3 days(※), we can safely assume that the Blue Rose has an even lower probability.

(※) This number reflects only our own personal experience with the Golden Rose!!

Time & method is according to our team's gameplay experience and may not be the same with yours.

Related Rose Articles

Basic Rose Colors
Red RoseRedWhite RoseWhiteYellow RoseYellow
Hybrid Rose Colors
Pink RosePinkOrange RoseOrangePurple RosePurple
Black Rose BlackGold RoseGoldBlue RoseBlue
Check Out How To Grow All Rose Colors!

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Anonymous 13

This conflicts with the other hybrid guide you have that says hybrid reds come from orange/purple breeding. Does one really need orange c’s?

Theda 12

I tried this first “new” method and Paleh at same time. This method worked while Paleh special reds still have not made a blue. This method is MUCH easier than Paleh and worked better. THANK YOU for posting this!

Anonymous 11

My orange c’s made blue today

LadyC 10

I have crossed Purple B with Orange B and I got one Orange C but also one Red - I suspect its Red A.
I have moved them to a separate place and fenced them in - and I separated the Red from the Orange.. My one Red rose spawned another Red - would this also be a Red A?


Anonymous 9

I'll pay someone bells for some blue roses

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