A rose by any other name..
May 8, 2012 12:15 PM Subscribe
Are there differences in the energy needed for a plant to produce a certain color flower than a different plant producing a different color?
posted by rich to home & garden (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So, does it take more energy for a plant to produce a red flower versus a white one? I know by varying the pH of the soil will change hydrangia colors.. so what are the components; energy, minerals, etc) that are key to a plant producing its flower colors? Does it take more resources for a plant to produce a color more than a different plant producing a different color?
This could be a red rose versus a yellow rose, or actually different plants, like a red rose versus a white peony... are there any correlations?