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A six-year-old bed of coneflower - Echinacea Magnus - is coming up with some of the blooms that look true... and some of them are smaller and white some of them the same size and white... is this normal? Not complaining, love the contrast, just startled when they didn't all bloom the same.
The only thing there was purple Magnus for 6 years and these are what remain. I keep pretty accurate notes of what goes where -- even when I don't do anytthing for a while, I keep all my notes -- and the only coneflower I had purchased at that time was Magnus... which is why it's so interesting to me
Well, let me clarify... I planted the Magnus 6 years ago, walked away when life got busy, and this year I'm clearing things out and discovering what survived... I kept great notes 6 years ago, have a notebook for every year I'm paying attention... here is the morphing Magnus...
Even a pink Echinacea can have white seedlings. It happens all the time. That's how they came up with white Echinaceas. It's definitely a seedling or you planted a white one and forgot. It happens to the best of us. I would just chalk it up as a gift from God. I think it's beautiful.
I was pleasantly surprised. And the terraces are up against a TALL DARK hill, the ground above them shaded by really big tall trees, so white just POPS.. and unfortunately my beloved purple fades into the darkness of the background unless you are right up on them...
Oh, well, I spend time "right up on them" so I can enjoy them. lol.