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Posted: 16-Jun-2005, 11:34 PM
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I have a question if anyone can answer it! Two years ago I planted a rosebush and the roses on it were yellow. I picked yellow, because I was having my youngest daughter's wedding outdoors and the colors she was using was yellow and lavender. Last year it bloomed yellow roses and this year it is blooming out red roses. I have never seen this before, can someone please explain what in the world happened to my yellow rose! unsure.gif

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Posted: 17-Jun-2005, 09:15 AM
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This is unusual, but can happen.

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1. The rose bush could be a grafted bush, with yellow rose bearing branches grafted on a red rose root stock. This is often done if the yellow bearing plant does not have a good root system. Then, if the root stock puts out branches, the flowers will be red. This can end oup with both color flowers on one bush. This is often done with fruit trees. My fried has an apple tree which bears seven kinds of apples.

2. The rose bush has mutated from yellow to red. This can happen due to disease, stress or just plain age.

Not a lot you can do about either case. If you are getting both red and yellow on the plant, you can prune off the branches that bear red to give the yellow branches the best chance to grow.


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I am not a rose expert but do you have any red bushes planted nearby? Is it possible that they have 'cross pollinated' or something? It happens often in a vegetable garden so it might happen with roses as well.


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The alkalinity and acidity of the soil could also be the culprit.... give them a good does of rose fertilizer and see what happens... I tend to think that the root stock was of a red variety and the new growth this year is from the roots and not the grafts... did you prune them back to far this past fall?


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Ill agree with Dave, and say it's more than likely number 1 above. Almost all roses these days are grafted, and the root stock is always a red rose.


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Your plant could be an hybrid(human like to play with mother nature) or there is the possibility of cross pollinisation , the soil .You know some kind of plant have this particularity for flower changing of color but for roses , I never heard this before.
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dont think the alkalinity would affect a change from yellow to red in a rose....
hydrangeas are about the only flower to be affected that way blue to pink and visa versa.
most hybred tea roses are grafted. i tend to think it may have been pruned
back to far.... i remember doing that years ago and wondered why the rose changed.....

here is an article quite intresting called: "Many factors can cause flowers to change color"

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http://www.swcoloradohome.com/articles/gar...reenthumb03.asp

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QUOTE (dundee @ 17-Jun-2005, 06:06 PM)
dont think the alkalinity would affect a change from yellow to red in a rose....
hydrangeas are about the only flower to be affected that way blue to pink and visa versa.
most hybred tea roses are grafted. i tend to think it may have been pruned
back to far.... i remember doing that years ago and wondered why the rose changed.....

here is an article quite intresting called: "Many factors can cause flowers to change color"

By Sherry Fuller

http://www.swcoloradohome.com/articles/gar...reenthumb03.asp

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I am not going to disagree about the acidity, etc.

But! If you take a white or yellow rose and cut it off the plant and place it in a vase with water, food coloring and an aspirin, or a calcium vitamin tablet... you will see a definate change in color... try putting blue food coloring in the water... your yellow or white rose will change in about 2 days....Let me know what you observe please.

I do tend to think maggies' problem is to much pruning though...!
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This has been a learning experience for me! I'm glad to know that I have friends here that can educate me about color change in flowers! biggrin.gif

dundee very interesting article about color changes...
Shadows, I have a white rose bush, I'm gonna' try the experiment with the blue food coloring. Very interestin'


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Maggie smile.gif
Most roses, as stated before are Hybreeds..
it really is not that unusual for any plant go
"turn back" to its Parent stock..
I have had it happen with everything from Hollyhock
to Angles Trumpet,, mine went pink last year, after
five years of being white !

Soil can change the colour of some plants
Hydrengia are perfect example...
VERY subtle changes can take place in other plants..
But , that is not the case here smile.gif
Your Rose simply went back to what Mom or Dad was ..

Asprin, since it is Willow bark. is an excellent rooting medium btw smile.gif

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