Color Change of Chrysanthemums - Knowledgebase Question

Lancaster, TX
Question by ytandco
August 4, 1999
I have chrysanthemums that started out deep red and went to bronze and now are blooming small yellow blossoms. Is this normal? They have bloomed all year but just keep changing colors.

Answer from NGA
August 4, 1999


What fun! Certainly that is not the normal story with mums -- a slight variance could possibly be expected but not such an extreme change. However, some color mutations are apparently unstable over time and can change. The change may also be affected in some cases by temperature and soil type. In the meantime, I hope you like yellow.

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