Here are 6 pictures showing the order in which the very first bloom unfolded.
First row from left to right: Day1 to Day3. Second row from left to right: Day 4 to Day 6. You can see the color changes from creamy-white, to red and then to crimson. The color becomes deeper and deeper as the days progress.
The same cycle of color changing was also observed for the several blooms followed.
A new bloom started opening at the end of last week. I happened taking the picture from the bud stage again. See what is happening that is different.
Day1: It was a rainy day. It starts as a beautiful bud that already had intense red on the edge.
Day2: unfolding... the outer pedals became pink.
Day3: The color was almost same as the first boom at its 3rd day.
Day 4: Changing just as expected... Again, reflecting the similar color as the first bloom at its 4th day. Expecting more red, or crimson shows up next day.
Day 5: What is happening?! Where did those red go? Whatever it is, I am LOVING this color!!! Let's see what this will lead to...
Day 6 (today): Go back to the normal cycle again!
Anybody knows what is happening to my Double Delight Rose on day 5? Does the recent frequent rain have some effect to it? Any interpretion is welcome, either an educational guess or a scientific explaination!
This Double Delight Tea Rose is really giving me lots of joy!