I've never seen this before...

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

A patch of coneflowers volunteered behind our workshop, no doubt spread by birds. I liked them and have left them alone. This spring, I found a cluster of them with the petals in a pinwheel pattern.

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Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

Is this a mutation or reverting to another type? If I saved seed, would it do the same thing next yearor be normal?

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(Clint) Medina, TN(Zone 7b)

Cool! I had a white one like this last year. It's possible they could come up true from seeds. The only way to find out is to try. My plant like this last year had tons of blooms like this. I loved it!

(Clint) Medina, TN(Zone 7b)

Here's a photo of one of my white plants.

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(Clint) Medina, TN(Zone 7b)

Here it is from below. I'm taking divisions of mine this year. I think it's cool that you have a pink one!

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Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

Cool photos! I haven't checked closer yet but suspect this is one plant as there are quite a few pinwheel blooms clustered together. Did you have more than one bloom like that?

(Clint) Medina, TN(Zone 7b)

I had one plant only. It's got buds now. I plan on watching it closer this year. I think your plant is awesome!

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

Glad you marked yours and hope you will let us know if it blooms in the same manner. I'm thinking of saving seed just to see...

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