Oriental poppies change in colour.
Hello! I wonder if anyone has any idea as to what has happened to my brilliant red oriental poppy? I've had this plant for over ten years now, and each year I look forward to seeing the brilliant pillar-box red papery flowers open. But I had quite a shock this year, as each flower that's opened is a startilng pure white colour with a dark purple spot in the usual place where the black spot is on the petals. Every one of the 20 or so flowers has been the same. That is except for one flower, which has remained a wonderful red colour. Has anyone else had this problem? And does anyone have any idea as to what happened to the poppy to cause it to change colour in such a dramatic way? Thanks. Gwyn