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This isn't really a question/ but last weekend I saw a Peace Lily (spathiphyllum) in a store window which had both white lilies growing in addition to two (2) GREEN-colored lilies! I am no expert, but was quite surprised to see this. I have never seen peace lilies grow with both white and green lilies. The green ones were mature and healthy looking, just like the whites. Was just curious if this was a phenomenon or what? Very interesting, and beautiful! Thanks in advance.

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Hi Patricia,

What you observed is actually quite common. Many Peace Lilies produce white flowers that turn green as they age. Others produce white flowers initially, but green flowers subsequently. Flower color is a product of hybridization. Most Peace Lilies are hybrids that are bred to produce a flush of white flowers at point-of-sale at the expense of continued production of white flowers.

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