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RE: echinacea question


I think that is the result of a virus with no cure.  Some of mine did this
a couple of years ago.  Some plants had green petals coming out of the
centers.  The advice I found was to destroy the entire plant before it
spread to others.  Sorry.

Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
holmesbm@usit.net



> [Original Message]
> From: Pamela J. Evans <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 06/13/2003 6:07:42 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] echinacea question
>
> Has anyone ever seen a purple coneflower produce the center part of the
> flower (that forms the seed head) but no petals? I have one plant that
> has two like this, others on the same plant have the petals.
>
> I suspected something chewed them off, but there is no petal or remnant
> of same at all on these two. They are maturing normally otherwise. This
> plant is about 4 years old and has never done this before.
>
>
> ideas??
>
> thanks.
>
> --
> Pam Evans
> Kemp TX/zone 8A
>
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