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QUESTION ABOUT HIBISCUS (HIBISCUS)
WHY MY HIBISCUS SUDDENLY MAKES BLUE FLOWERS?
QUESTION BY ROBERTO
In my garden I have several plants of Hibiscus siriacus and for about two years I have noticed that a 20-year-old plant, with white flowers obtained by cuttings, has also emitted branches with blue flowers, without any grafting. I would like to know how is this possible?
Thank you and greet you.
do not be surprised: mother nature always reserves surprises for us.
I think the answer is simple. Surely in the genetic heritage of your plant there is some ancestor that produced blue flowers. Now the genes that carry this character have awakened for some reason unknown to us and in response you get the blue flowers. It also happens to humans and plants, like all living things, are no different.
The important thing is that the plant is healthy and thriving. Enjoy it without problems.
Dr. M. G. Davoli