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Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Apr 27, 2015 10:20 PM CST
Could someone please give me a link to find out why a flower would change its color. By this, I don't mean that it fades. I have a very old mature adenium--had been 4 months since it last bloomed--the flowers usually open with a coral hue, then turns to pink. Today however, a blossom opened in red! Even my husband noticed this, so I know my eyes are okay.
Thank you,
-Kadie
Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
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Rainbow
Apr 27, 2015 11:15 PM CST
I found this article through bing, "The How and Why of Flower Color." http://pss.uvm.edu/ppp/articles/colors01.htm
And found another about hibiscus changing colors. I am looking for something that is specifically relative to Adeniums. Blinking
Thanks,
-Kadie
Name: Greene
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greene
Apr 28, 2015 7:43 AM CST
I seem to remember something about humidity having an effect on bloom color; still searching for a link...
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 28, 2015 8:09 AM CST
I also have color variation in my orchids due to temperature. When it's colder, they bloom with much more red than in warm weather. But well, living in Guam I wouldn't think you'd have much cold weather?
Elaine

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Apr 28, 2015 8:12 AM CST
Different plants will change colour of blooms for different reasons.
Some it is pH of soil, others iron content.

Your link may be useful to @Valleylynn
Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
Wet Tropical AHS Zone 12
Adeniums Tropicals Morning Glories Container Gardener Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Rainbow
Apr 29, 2015 11:43 AM CST
Thank you all. I believe I have figured it out. I will do an experiment to confirm the results and will let you know the outcome. (This may take several months.)
Thank You!

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