Several years ago, the photobiologist Dr. Keith McCree, mapped the usage of photons that trigger photosynthesis in plants. As you can see, and contrary to a lot of the hype you see on the Internet, a plant will use every color in the visible spectrum to support its growth.
You might remember from high school biology that a plant’s chloroplasts house photoreceptors that are triggered into action by photons delivered by the sun. Each photoreceptor is specific to a certain frequency, or color.
White light from the sun is made up of every frequency (or color) in the visible spectrum. Each of these frequency waves carry photons that strike and trigger their complementary (same color, or frequency) photoreceptors, causing the production of fuel and mass through photosynthesis.