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Topic: loss of colour
Posted By: annieg
Subject: loss of colour
Date Posted: 07 Jun 2012 at 2:09pm
Can anyone help me please. I have two beautiful double clematis but this year they have lost most of their colour. they were a lovely mauve and pink and now they are cream and green.Its a though someone has bleached them. Any suggestions.



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Posted By: schristmas
Date Posted: 10 Jun 2012 at 11:23am
I don't think your problem is really a problem as such, but just the plants confused reaction to our somewhat changeable weather conditions at the moment. The buds have opened too early or have just not had enough time to form their pigment before being triggered to open. If you get any later flowers then these should be ok.


Posted By: annieg
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2012 at 10:25am
Thank you. Hope that is was it is, as these are established plants and usually really lovely along a trellis backdrop. Thanks again. Ann


Posted By: yaku
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2012 at 10:28am
those discoloured flowers are a result of cool weather during the flower formation
flowers will gain colour as the weather warms



Posted By: annieg
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2012 at 12:12pm
Thank you for your comment Yaku.much appreciated. Ann



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