Viewing jmorth's Garden Diary: Spoon flowering Purple Coneflower
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Purple ConeflowersLocated in north sector of alley to fence space. Two varieties pictured, the orgininal and the soon-flowered sport. Entered in DG contest 11/07.
Sunday, July 9, 2006
2006Need to attempt a cross with this and a different color Echinacea to make a redish/orange spoon flowered variety.
Thursday, July 7, 2005
fuller viewSpecimens retain their spoons throughout the season.
I contacted one of those companies that propogate new cultivars to see if they were interested. They acknowledged that they had not seen purple coneflowers displaying these petal traits and suggested I attempt to cross breed it with one of the newer to the market different color variations (orange, yellow, mango...). If successful they indicated they'd be mightily interested.
Saturday, July 2, 2005
The old and the new.This photo illustrates the typical Echinacea and my sport with the spooned petals.
Note the upright habit of petal in the foreground and the relaxed habit of the 'typical' purple coneflower to the back of photo.
Monday, June 27, 2005
a sport from a garden seeded 9 years beforeSeed broadcast 9yrs before the sport was noted; original plant was lifted and divided into 3 plants 2 yrs ago; next year should see a division into 6 or more.
New seedlings may show characteristics of the spoonflower mixed with typical echinacea traits as both were blooming in an overlapping window of time and in close enough proximity to faciliate cross pollenization.
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