Soils and flower color

Steven Hart hartsentwine.australia@gmail.com
Tue, 12 May 2015 18:35:15 PDT
On 13 May 2015 at 04:54, Travis O <enoster@hotmail.com> wrote:

> I have observed differences in flower color,
> Travis Owen
> Rogue River, OR
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Hello Travis, I have seen this lots over the years. It is common in
some flowers to see the pink hews flush on white flowers when moved into
some soils. I would imagine mineral overburden or deficiencies may effect
colouration, but only  in some cases.
The classic example of a plants possible colour uptake abilities, is the
old die test on a cut flower in a cup of die, many flowers will quickly
draw colour into their petals. I wonder if you had a range of soil
dilutions & a bunch of white carnations, would we get a result ? Would be a
fun experiment.


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Steven : )
Esk Queensland Australia
Summer Zone 5  Winter Zone 10





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