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Re: echinacea question


Must be a mutation because the plant is as healthy as can be and most of the flowers are fine.  It's certainly odd looking though!!

thanks to all!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: cathy carpenter <cathyc@rnet.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 14 Jun 2003 14:29:39 -0500

>Mine do that occasionally, and I have thought the same thing. Whatever 
>it is, for me the problem is stable - I have a few each year, with no 
>increase in affected flowers.
>Cathy
>On Friday, June 13, 2003, at 09:55 PM, Kitty Morrissy wrote:
>
>> Sounds like a virus or maybe just a mutant, errant stem.
>>
>> Kitty
>>
>>
>>> [Original Message]
>>> From: Pamela J. Evans <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>> Date: 6/13/2003 9:07:31 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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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A



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