WOW, so this what heat does to color intensity
As you all have heard, California had a very cool summer, atypically so. Here on the coast it was practically spring coolness all summer.
I had a J4 that managed to bloom quite a bit, it's first time for me, and one of the few to bloom in the cool weather. I was very happy with the light golden yellow blooms. Best to hope for in a summer that rarely got over 70. Well, last week a heat wave set in culminating with weekend highs in the 90's, nights in the low 70's, with the final blast on Monday with a high of around 103 here on the coast, unheard of normally.
So I fianny had my one chance to see the effect of temperature on color intensity, now quickly passing on as normal to cooler temps are back, days 69-75 ish, nights soon to drop below 60. Never knew what I was missing.
J4 under cool dreary conditions most of this summer, not blooming until late August:
J4 on heat steroids.... what a difference 20 - 25 degrees makes: