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Blue erodium?!?!

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Doggydoggydoggy Wed 17-Apr-19 15:12:19

I have Erodium Bishops form, it has lovely pink flowers.
It self seeded and made lots of baby Erodiums around it but I decided I wanted it somewhere else so I dug up the mature erodiums and it’s babies and moved them.

They are starting to flower now, the mature ones are pink as expected, but the tiny baby ones are opening tiny baby blue/purple flowers?!?!

Has anyone experienced this before?
Is it still Erodium but not bred true or have I made a big mistake and accidentally moved a weed/wildflower instead of Erodium...?

wowfudge Wed 17-Apr-19 17:38:49

Probably down to the soil acid levels I would have thought.

Doggydoggydoggy Wed 17-Apr-19 17:57:12

Perhaps but the mature ones are still coming up pink, it’s only the tiny self seeded ones that are blue..
Wouldn’t they all be blue if it was PH related?

My aquilegia has changed colour as well!
Noticed earlier when I went out to weed.
It started a lovely icy blue and now it’s a horrible dirty pink colour!

Bagpuss5 Wed 17-Apr-19 18:05:36

I dont know anything about erodium but my pesky aquilegia that keep self seeding are a dull maroon/pink. The fancy yellow ones I tried to grow from seed last year didn't really appear. So I would think yours could be reverting to their grubby pink natural colour rather than the keeping their fancy cultivated blue colour.

Doggydoggydoggy Wed 17-Apr-19 18:16:21

Bummer.
The blue was so pretty sad
Oh well!

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