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hydrangeas
« on: August 29, 2011, 16:34 »
my white hydrangea has started to turn pink any ideas how to get it back to pristine any help will be very much appreciated.  :(
« Last Edit: August 29, 2011, 19:23 by Yorkie »

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Re: hydrngeas
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2011, 16:37 »
have all the flowers gone pink, or do they open white but turn pink as the flower ages  :unsure:
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2011, 16:39 »
I've moved this question to the General Gardening forum where you will get more response.  Do pop back to the welcome forum and introduce yourself though. :D
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Re: hydrngeas
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2011, 16:55 »
My white ones have gone pink  this year after opening white.  So its not just you.

I put it down to the weather, but thats just because i dont know any other reason.

Just had a thought while typing this, are yours in pots, mine are and i haven't fed mine this year so it might just be a sign of starvation. :unsure:

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Re: hydrngeas
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2011, 18:44 »
The colour of the hydragea is dependent on what the PH of the soil is, i seem to remeber that for the white flowers you need a slightly acidic soil, and for pink flowers you need a alkaline soil, so potentially, your soil has begun to change PH, have you added some lime to it or nearby? :unsure:
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Re: hydrangeas
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2011, 19:14 »
The white ones can turn pink at the edges as the flower ages, even if the ph is correct.
They need to be kept quite shaded from strong sun, I think

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Re: hydrangeas
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2011, 20:24 »
Mine are in the same spot as they've been for 3years and this is the first year they've shown any pink.

I think to get pure white flowers it has to be a named white plant.  Some so called ' whites ' are cuttings from very very pale pink stock.  Mine were named plants .

I recon its to do with not feeding mine this year and the plants are showing signs of stress but its only a guess really.



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