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Hibiscus

Post by Hello1 » May 25th, 2013, 12:56 am

Fellow members may find it very hard to believe that this pure white hibiscus sometimes gives a flower, half of whose petals are Pink and the other half are White! Any member who has a degree in horticulture or has knowledge of plant genetics may care to comment ?
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Hibiscus

Post by Hello1 » May 27th, 2013, 4:32 pm

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Re: Hibiscus

Post by Farhan Ahmed » May 27th, 2013, 4:37 pm

Lovely collection.....

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Re: Astrophytum Myriostigma

Post by Farhan Ahmed » May 27th, 2013, 4:38 pm

Thankyou

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Re: Hibiscus

Post by Hello1 » May 27th, 2013, 4:44 pm

farhan137 wrote:Lovely collection.....
Thank you. Have a couple of more colors, but they have not flowered for some reason. The White is really amazing. It gives ot a flower with half pink and half whit petals. Am waiting for it to do so this season, so I can post a picture on this forum. Also I wish some member would enlighten me on this phenomenan.

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Re: Hibiscus

Post by Farhan Ahmed » May 27th, 2013, 5:12 pm

I have observed this color changing on some hibiscus tree planted around and especially the foliage. Sometimes its purplish, then green and on other instances white. Don't know the science behind.

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Re: Hibiscus

Post by M Farooq » May 27th, 2013, 7:54 pm

Hello1 wrote: Thank you. Have a couple of more colors, but they have not flowered for some reason. The White is really amazing. It gives ot a flower with half pink and half whit petals. Am waiting for it to do so this season, so I can post a picture on this forum. Also I wish some member would enlighten me on this phenomenan.
Here is a lovely account of the mystery behind Hibiscus color change. It is all about chemistry of flower pigments.

http://www.hiddenvalleyhibiscus.com/misc/colors.htm

Which description in the above link matches the phenomenon you see with your white flowers?

Your name please?

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Re: Hibiscus

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » May 27th, 2013, 7:56 pm

wow charming and healthy hibiscus you have.pls share more colors when they bloom.

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Re: Hibiscus

Post by Farhan Ahmed » May 27th, 2013, 7:59 pm

Amazing colors.......WOW

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Re: Hibiscus

Post by Hello1 » May 27th, 2013, 8:34 pm

M Farooq wrote:
Hello1 wrote: Thank you. Have a couple of more colors, but they have not flowered for some reason. The White is really amazing. It gives ot a flower with half pink and half whit petals. Am waiting for it to do so this season, so I can post a picture on this forum. Also I wish some member would enlighten me on this phenomenan.
Here is a lovely account of the mystery behind Hibiscus color change. It is all about chemistry of flower pigments.

http://www.hiddenvalleyhibiscus.com/misc/colors.htm

Which description in the above link matches the phenomenon you see with your white flowers?

Your name please?
Pigment change, I have observed. You can also observe it in the picture of the double orange which is turning yellowish. What I am talking about is that the pure white one throws out a flower half of whose petals are pink and the remaing half pure white. If it happens this season, will post a picture.

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