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SUNNY332
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12/11/12 8:06 P

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I think it all has to do with light. I know I have a Sunflower that looks red in the morning but late afternoon, it looks almost black.

True Blue is very rare & I agree on the Lobelia. I think it looks more purple than blue.

No matter, I love all the colors in my garden.

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I agree with SHARJOPAUL -- I think a lot of times the flowers are called "blue" when they are really what most of us would consider "purple" because a true blue is pretty rare!


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6/19/12 4:07 P

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From what I understand, a true blue color is extremely difficult to achieve in flowers. Most flowers that are called blue tend to have a purplish tinge to them. Apparently it is difficult to breed out all of the red in flowers to get a true blue.



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a few examples include some of my Tradescandia x andersonia group Spiderworts. They all look purple to me, but some are supposedly blue.

The Great Blue Lobelia looks purple to me, also.

I guess it's those shades between the obvious robin egg blue and purple that are throwing me.

My best friend loves blue flowers. Her huge bed of various blue flowers all look purple to me! LOL

Even flowers name BLUE look purple to me. I was just wondering if there's certain intensity that maybe my eyes aren't picking up or are confused about. I don't have any problems with paint colors or crayons or fabrics tho.

At what point does blue become purple in the color spectrum is the issue, I guess. Maybe lighting is an issue as well.



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Heidi, can you give us examples of the blue and purple flowers you were referring to when you asked the question about the colors? I'm trying to think of examples too, I have a blue penstemom that has some fuschia pink in it too and from a distance it appears more purple than blue, but when you look up close you can see the blue.



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I agree with Sharon.

I grow a Sunflower named Chianti like the wine. It is so red, it is black. So many people tell me how much they love "the black sunflower". I just smile....

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I don't think it matters as long as I like it.



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LOL, I'm starting to think that, too. LOL



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I agree with Sunny. :)

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I have no idea Heidi. I am thinking it is in the "eye of the beholder".

Do you know?

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I know I am not color blind, but when is a flower considered blue and when is it considered purple?



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