A Lupine of a Different Color


In my last post, I included a picture of some of my favorite flowers in the garden: lupines. Over the past week or so the lupines have started blooming again, but something strange has happened. They are a different, lighter shade of pink.

We all know that soil–specifically the acidity or alkalinity–can change the color of flowers like hydrangea. But those changes are usually pretty drastic, like blue vs. white–not just a lighter shade of the same color. I’ve done some quick online researching, and it seems that sometimes flowers can change colors based on soil quality, or even just because.

Have any fellow gardeners out there run into this?

2 thoughts on “A Lupine of a Different Color

  1. Anita says:

    Yes, my lupine have always been pale pink, this year they are dark purple and white. What’s ha penning?

  2. Katherine says:

    I planted dwarf blue lupins last year and this year the same two plants have changed – one to pink and one to purple…. I think it is the soil type.

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