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Purple asters are white this year.

grahamjonesartgrahamjonesart BedfordPosts: 5
For years the asters in our garden have had purple blooms. This year, for the first time, they are pure white. They look healthy otherwise. Why has this happened? The garden is a shady courtyard.

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,541
    It's likely to be self seeded new plant.
    The colour will often be different to that of the parent plant
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • grahamjonesartgrahamjonesart BedfordPosts: 5
    You could well be right Pete.8, although I am pretty sure these were from roots divided last year, and all of them are now white - no blue/purple in the garden at all.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,541
    hmm - self seeding is less likely then.
    In which case I have no idea :)
    hopefully someone else can shed some light
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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