Colours different on the same plant?

leafhopper(8)February 25, 2004

Hi, I have H. orientalis and this is the second year with this plant. Last year's bloom (only one) was green and this year it's white with a greenish tinge and more pronounced maroon speckles. Is this normal to have colour variation on the same plant?

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Greenmanplants(UDSA Zone 8)

A lot of plants vary between juvenile, first time flowers and later mature flowers, you can also get variation according to how much light they have had in different years. Especially the darker ones. Marked differences are unusual, though you'll often find a flower becoming pinker or greener after pollination and as the seeds form.

Cheers Greenmanplants

    Bookmark   February 26, 2004 at 7:10PM
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I have a plant that was very dark purple last year and now is much more pink this year. It is maybe 4 or 5 years old.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2004 at 8:31PM
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PeterB_NZ(South Is. NZ)

I have also seen two distinctly different colours on the same plant in the same season. All we could put it down to was a second seed perhaps laid dormant for an extra season, but was accidentally potted up with the first seedling plant. Its such an easy mistake to make when pricking out the seedlings!

    Bookmark   March 30, 2004 at 10:40PM
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