Does heat change the color?

haxuan(Vietnam)March 21, 2012

I grew my Candy floss bulb in my highland (cool) garden and it bloomed like this.

This year, as I have to look after my granddaughter, I moved the bulb down to Saigon and now it looks like this.

Likewise, this bloom was like this last year on the highland.

And like this down in Saigon this year.

I reckon the heat has discolored the blooms. Am I right?


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Heat does influence coloring of the flowers, cooler temps will make a color more vibrant. Maybe Maria will post her picture of her completely pink 'Limona', I looked for it and I couldn't find it but it was so pink I would have NEVER guessed what it was!


    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 11:04AM
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Whoa! That Candy Floss is not recognizable at all. I know plants can be stressed but never seen such a drastic change in a flower like that.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 11:23AM
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I was thinking the same thing about that Candy wouldn't guess for a minute they were the same flower....

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 12:00PM
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I have several others with faded colors! Sigh!

I hope to be able to move my bulbs back up soon so next year they will come true with their colors.


    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 10:39PM
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Lots of heat will make a flower completely unrecognizable, I had that problem with a cybister that I asked for advice of on this forum when Maria suggested to me that was the problem.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 11:08PM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

I�ve seen and posted about the same thing....the colors are much more vibrant on the blooms that open in Feb-Apr than those that open late Apr - June. It can be really hot already then.

Spring, TX (reporting in from Reykjavik...where I have seen NO amaryllis!)

    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 3:16PM
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