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MY Neice is doing a science fair project on plants. More specifically she needs to know if you water your flowering plants with colored water, does the flower change colors and if so, why?



Replies:
Dear Carolyn,

Dyeing flowers works best on cut stems in water:
http://youth.net/nsrc/sci/sci032.html#anchor598182
Title: The Effect Of Color On The Speed Of Dyeing Flowers

Some rooted plants can change flower color by altering the soil pH:
http://www.cahe.nmsu.edu/pubs/yard/1996/120996.html

Sincerely,

Anthony R. Brach


This sounds like a good question for a science project. I think she should do the project first and get some data and then try to answer the question herself. If she can't figure it out, then she should look for some help.

Van Hoeck



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