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Blue Poinsettias for MareE

Postby Lulu » Dec 14, 2012 4:58 pm

Hey, MareE,,almost your fav color! I like it, but it's strange, seeing a blue pointsettia,,doesn't match anything in my house, but then, neither do the red ones! Wonder how they got it to be blue?
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Re: Blue Poinsettias for MareE

Postby orchidguy » Dec 14, 2012 5:24 pm

They are coloured like the blue phals that are sold, they are continuously when producing bud , watered with a blue food colouring mixed in their water.
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Re: Blue Poinsettias for MareE

Postby Laura » Dec 14, 2012 8:24 pm

Almost cobalt .... very pretty !

.... blue is my fav color ... ( insert smiley )
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Re: Blue Poinsettias for MareE

Postby fernleaf » Dec 20, 2012 11:24 am

Those blue poinsettias are absolutely stunning! They are much prettier than the faded washed out pale pink ones I saw yesterday. I think I may just attempt to try growing some blue ones also. Dan's explanation of how the blue color is arrived at is quite interesting. I suppose it would work for other flowers as well. It is worth a try anyway. Always thought the blue color was brought on by adding Borax to plants such as hydrangeas, i.e. Nikko Blue. May be wrong though.
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Re: Blue Poinsettias for MareE

Postby Scrapinthehat » Dec 20, 2012 3:23 pm

A few years ago some of my daughter's classmates watered carnations with various colors of food coloring with some interesting results. Seemed fairly easy to do.
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Re: Blue Poinsettias for MareE

Postby Big Smile » Dec 29, 2012 7:44 pm

fernleaf wrote:Those blue poinsettias are absolutely stunning! They are much prettier than the faded washed out pale pink ones I saw yesterday. I think I may just attempt to try growing some blue ones also. Dan's explanation of how the blue color is arrived at is quite interesting. I suppose it would work for other flowers as well. It is worth a try anyway. Always thought the blue color was brought on by adding Borax to plants such as hydrangeas, i.e. Nikko Blue. May be wrong though.


fernleaf, I have never heard of using Borax on plants to change color. "Aluminum Sulfate " is used to change color of Hydrangea but its not good for the soil.

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