How You Can Change The Coloring of Cut Flowers

How You Can Change The Coloring of Cut Flowers

Changing the color of cut flowers is easy and produces beautiful results.

To change white carnation-type petals to green, stand the long-stemmed flowers in water containing a green aniline dye.

Other suitable aniline dyes may be used to achieve colored stripes on white flowers.

Place flowers over a basin of water which contains a very small amount of ammonia in a bell glass. The petals will usually change. For example, many violet-colored petals will change to green; red colors will become green, white will turn yellow and dark carmine will turn black.

Violet-colored asters can be moistened with a very mild solution of nitric acid. The ray florets will turn red and will also acquire a pleasant scent.

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