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Balloon flowers

Recently my balloon flowers, which have been blooming beautifully, are turning from white to purple. Does anyone know why?


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#1 Comment By BushDoctor On 11/29/2017 @ 12:07 pm

This is a common occurrence. Purple is caused by the antioxidant pigment chemical called anthocyanin. This happens to be a very unstable chemical that can lay dormant in a co-dominant genetic fashion. Often times it can be brought about by temperature changes. This is nothing to worry about. Also, over time, the plants may cross-breed. This will cause natural color change over a few generations as well. Enjoy watching the process of natural selection at work!

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