June 20, 2022 at 4:51 pm ReplyThomasPrivate messageGreenhorn
My Mother (lives in Portland, OR) gave me a few bulbs of Crocosmia. The color was kind of a bright sunset orange color. When I brought them to my place (Tacoma, WA) & planted them, the following year & every year since the planting, the flowers have bloomed a solid yellow color…. is there something that is lacking in my soil to turn these blooms yellow? Is this a common occurrence & can I return them to the sunset orange color? Thank youJune 27, 2022 at 2:35 pm ReplybughugPrivate messageGreenhorn
I had that with gladiolus, they were orange-ish in one garden and turned yellow in my new one. It was the only color that changed, though: a violet gladiolus I had moved stayed violet.
Now the soil in the new garden has a different pH, because my azaleas also do much better now than in the earlier garden (new one is more acidic).
Maybe you could test for pH levels at your mom’s and in your own garden?
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