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Submitted: 03:34PM, 06 Jan 2019
Answer: Hi Lynn,

Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. We received a huge amount of queries over the Christmas break that we’re slowly working our way through. We appreciate your patience!

With your different lilium flower colours, sometimes if you plant a range of different colours together, the strongest, most dominant one will end up taking over, which could be your yellow ones.

If you only planted pink ones in the first place, then I’ve read of this colour change happening with other people too. You’re not doing anything wrong! I can’t seem to find a scientific answer as to why lilium flower colours can change from one year to another on the same plant. So there’s not much you can do other than keep the plants well fed (to encourage lots of flowers each year) and enjoy your bright yellow flowers!

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