Changes in flower coloration and sepal anthocyanins of Cyanic delphinium cultivars during flowering.

@article{Hashimoto2002ChangesIF,
  title={Changes in flower coloration and sepal anthocyanins of Cyanic delphinium cultivars during flowering.},
  author={Fumio Hashimoto and Mika Tanaka and Hiroko Maeda and Shoko Fukuda and Keiichi Shimizu and Yusuke Sakata},
  journal={Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry},
  year={2002},
  volume={66 8},
  pages={1652-9}
}
The changes in flower color related to sepal pigmentation of cyanic Delphinium cultivars were investigated during anthesis. The sepal hues of the purple and blue flowered varieties observed on the initial day of unfurling had changed with a decrease in hue angle three days after anthesis. In both the purple and blue cultivars, violdelphin (3) was the major component on day one of anthesis, and the chromaticity improved with increasing sepal concentrations of violdelphin (3) and cyanodelphin (4… CONTINUE READING