I'm pretty sure I picked this up thru a DG Co-op. I had it last summer 2008 but can't seem to remember if I got it in 2008 or 2007
Can someone ID This?
It doesn't look like a named variety to me. It almost looks like a cross of Pupurea and White Swan. I've had seedlings that look just like this. The only cultivar I've seen with coloring even close to that pale is Echinacea "Hope." However, I think the cone is much larger on that one.
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I'm not sure either. I was thinking the same as Clint, but the cone doesnt seem large enough for it to be "Hope". It kind of also looks like my Bravado. Even that new one you can grow from seed, Pink Parasol, went through my mind.
Thank you everyone for the suggestions, I'm afraid that none of those rings a bell. I was hoping that if someone came up with a name it might be familiar.
I get the feeling the original coneflower didn't come back this year and that perhaps this is a seedling from one of the blooms last year. This could be a possibility.
I have very few cone-flowers none planted anywhere near this one. I looked for a pic from last summer and couldn't find one. It looks like I remember but that doesn't mean much. LOL
This plant reminds me of Echinacea "Pink Parasol." You might want to check that one to see if that's it.
It sure looks like 'Hope'.