Roses forum: Is this normal?

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huskrztruck
Aug 4, 2017 10:38 AM CST
I'm a rookie at this. I have knock out roses that have the stamen looking like this. Is this normal?
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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses Irises Lilies
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Steve812
Aug 18, 2017 8:26 AM CST
Hi huskrztruck,
Welcome to the community. It is certainly normal for the stamens in a rose to change color after it has been open for a day or two.

Here's an example on Darlow's Enigma
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Bees were very busy polinating these when I took the photo. I believe the bees go for the brightly colored stamens which signal that the rose has not yet been visited/polinated.


(Edited to add photo)
When you dance with nature, try not to step on her toes.
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