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Q.Black Flowers

chevy111 added on July 13, 2011 | Answered

A plant in our garden normally gives us pink flowers. This year, however, the flowers are black. Any ideas?

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Answered on July 18, 2011

I would need to know the kind of flower to make a really good educated guess, but I can give you the general reasons.

First, if it is a plant that reseeds itself, it may have been pollinated by a black variety and you are seeing the offspring from that.

You may also have a sport, which is a plant who has a deformity essentially in its genetic code. These are rare though.

You may also have a plant that was a hybrid and it is reverting to its original form. This happens again on plants that reseed themselves.

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