|The plump center (not really cone-shaped) develops as the flowers mature |
Paradoxa, because this is the only "purple coneflower" that isn't purple. Which makes it useful for the recent hybridization efforts to get all kinds of silly and funky colors of echinaceas. The species isn't nearly as commonly grown.
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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- Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 70F (22d; 65%G, 6-10d) - 35F (10w; 12%G, 4-5w) - 70F (18%G, 3-6d)
- Seed from '09 trade. Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F (70%G, 3-8d)
Not clear that a cold stage is required, at least for reasonable level of germination.
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March 11, 2012