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why has my blue aubretia come out in pink this year?


By Phil88

United Kingdom Gb

For more than 20 years my aubretia has flowered in a cascade of blue. This year it has flowered entirely in pink. Why? I have not altered the acidity of the soil - in fact, I have done nothing to my garden for a long time!



How very odd! I've never come across that before - it has reverted in some way. Are the leaves healthy - not showing signs of disease?

10 Apr, 2009


I would think the soil has changed somehow. If it was a virus, the flowers would be streaked.

Sorry not to be more help! :-(

10 Apr, 2009


it could be down to the extreme cold/frosts that we have had this winter. though i have known aubretia do this. Is it a pretty pink?
welcome to GoY too.

10 Apr, 2009


You might just have to enjoy a pink aubrieta this year - and see what happens next spring!

10 Apr, 2009

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