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Purple Coneflower oddity

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by WCutler on September 30, 2005 11:09 PM
I have a bed of purple conflower where some of the flower heads have some sort of mutant growth on them. The growth is green and looks weedy coming out of what was the flower head about a quarter to three quarters of an inch. The plant itslelf is dying back and no petals remain. Can anyone explain this growth and advise if it is healthy or should I remove the affected plants?

Thanks
by WCutler on September 30, 2005 11:10 PM
Sorry about the typo! Thanks
by joclyn on October 01, 2005 01:38 PM
could you post a pic?
by weezie13 on October 02, 2005 01:24 AM
WCutler,
Does it look like more petals??
Coming out of the middle or brown area>???

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by weezie13 on October 02, 2005 01:34 AM
Something like these??????? Purple Coneflower Doubledecker

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by WCutler on October 13, 2005 01:33 AM
It does look like the seeds in the flower head are growing a plant but they are all green at the moment. If that is so and they live long enough to bloom before frost they may result in the picture you presented. There is more than one growth on the cone part of the flowers which are otherwise now dead. I cut back all of the other plants and those with this oddity these out of curiosity.

We will see

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by weezie13 on October 14, 2005 10:49 AM
Ohhhh, I hope so......
We love pictures,
and they help us figure stuff out, faster!!! [Wink] [thumb]

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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by comfrey on October 14, 2005 11:09 AM
Wow cool picture you found Weezie! I wonder though, the only reason I would grow purple cone flowers is because of the medicinal properties of the roots, I wonder if these double deckers would still have the medicinal properties??? Very cool looking flower...LOL I may have get some, just because.

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by weezie13 on October 18, 2005 01:55 AM
I love the seeds for the little birds..
They just love getting them...

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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