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03/05/2012 at 12:29

Definitely not a sunflower.

03/05/2012 at 12:29

ya just realised that

03/05/2012 at 12:32

thanks for that i take it that this flowers change colouer i dont know much about flowers

03/05/2012 at 12:33

got to go to work now

03/05/2012 at 12:34

A trick florists use to change the colours of pale flowers is to put food colouring in the water - it does work I've done it in the past.

03/05/2012 at 12:35

they always come with food to but in the water

03/05/2012 at 12:39

Plant/flower food is not the same as food colouring. Food colouring is a dye which is used in bakery/cooking.

03/05/2012 at 12:42

yes i know but i thougt you ment they mix it in

03/05/2012 at 13:11

That is not a sunflower, I started mine in a propergator and its only just ready to go outside, definately not flowering!

03/05/2012 at 13:50

I would also go with gerbera for the first flower.

The chrysanths I bought last year that were white, went a pale pink after a couple of weeks, I assumed because they were artificially forced that somehow they had shaded them to change the colour.

03/05/2012 at 13:52

They also dip buds in colour so that might be why the crysants are pink on the outside and white in the middle

03/05/2012 at 14:11

Yes, flowers can change colour as they develop, and many, many do. Take a look at my blog from last autumn about Tulip 'Antoinette'. This tulip starts as a pale yellow colour, but gradually becomes more pink as it develops and faded.

You can see the same thing happening with many roses too.

This is a very different thing from a new plant growing with a different coloured flower from its parent, or perhaps one stem on a plant carrying flowers with a different colour from teh rest of that plant.

03/05/2012 at 14:37

Thaty's us told

Do you thik what's happened with the Gerber Adam?

03/05/2012 at 15:15

It's hard to say, as I have not grown enough gerbera to have experienced this myself at first hand. However, this is a distinct possibility.

06/05/2012 at 20:06

thank you to all that reply

06/05/2012 at 20:24

it is not uncommon for flowers grown for cut flowers to have there colours enhanced or changed by adding colouring compounds to water/feed whilst they are growing but when these are put in a vase with normal water the colour can eventually fade and leech out, sometimes the colour can actually be seen in the water in the vase after a few days 

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