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Re: Re: purple & white coneflower

Thanks Marge, I wondered about that. It's in the blue and white garden
so I guess I would prefer to keep the color theme intact. I'll cut some
for an arrangement in the house and be sure to get that one when I do

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Marge Talt
Sent: 6/19/2004 2:46:22 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] purple & white coneflower

> > From: gardenqueen@academicplanet.com
> > Has anyone ever heard of a purple and white coneflower on
> the same plant?
> > I have one, that was all white last year and now has one white and
> one
> > purple/pink flower.  That's different.  The 'renegade' is almost a
> lavender color.  Do they mutate?
> ----------
> All cultivars have the ability to revert to species; has to do with
> the cell development within the plant.  
> I have had a clump of a soft warm pink single hardy mum for over 20
> years.  Noticed a year or so ago that a  third of the blooms were a
> magenta pink.  Now, this does not seem to seed, so I am assuming that
> some bit of it reverted and I just didn't notice until it got to the
> point where it made lots of flowers.  I have just left it; rather an
> interesting combination.  Since I cleverly cleaned up and uncovered
> that clump in very early March and now see that it's about half the
> size it has always been (think some of it got frosted), it will be
> interesting to see which part survived....hope I have not lost my
> original altogether...
> I would remove the stem with the pink flower at the crown if you want
> to keep the white clump.
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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