Q.Can A Flower Change Color Simply By Proximity?
We recently bought a pink geranium to replace a struggling red one and hung it in the same spot. The 2 plants have been less then six ft apart for a couple of months and the older red one seemed to come back from the dead and when it bloomed again, it was pink.?? ? Ps humming birds always. 1st pic old color. 2nd pic new plant hanging. zombie hybrid plant on step.
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There are two likely things that could have happened.
I suspect that seeds from a hybridization of the two have propagated. What you are seeing may be the dominant set of genes responsible for color.
Another possibility is a true mutation. This is quite common, but the color, here, leads me to believe that this is a result of seeds germinating.
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