The Confederate Rose(flower), is noted to be able to change colors multiple times in one day. What causes this plant to have this ability? This article explains it. The changes occur by the environment where the flower grows. Items such as amount of fertilizer, PH, water, heat, and sunlight all take part in this process.
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- The hibiscus, also called the Confederate Rose, can go through an array of shadings, such as pink to red, all in a single day.
- The plant has three pigment groupings, responsible for coloring, specifically the Anthocyanins, the Flavonols and the Carotenoids.
- Blue and red colored, the Anthocyanins are water soluble and carried in the plant’s sap, which affords it less protection than other variants, making it environmentally susceptible.
“Each hibiscus variety has its own genetics that determine what pigments, and what range of colors it can produce. However, within that range, temperature, sunlight, pH, and nutrition can all affect the levels of different pigments in a flower and what color they appear.”