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Re: Chris' echinacea

Interesting plant. You ought to patent it before someone else does.

Won't grow here [thank goodness]. We've got Catharanthus roseus--with the common name "vinca"--which is bad enough. Maybe that's why it got that common name.

On May 29, 2007, at 9:32 PM, Christopher P. Lindsey wrote:

   Terra Nova is still sitting on it with their mouths gagged, despite
   promises to get back to me with photos of it in bloom last October.

I sent an email to Terra Nova about the coneflower this weekend and they
answered me back.

They said that the blooms last year were 'not sufficient to evaluate the
plant'; I'm not sure what that means.  At any rate, they are growing it
to the next bloom cycle and we'll see what happens there!

I've also asked them if they're interested in the Vinca sport that I
found in my backyard, attached to the straight species:



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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.1 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Sunset Zone 25
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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