Avoid This: Echinacea x hybrida 'Magic Box'

By Clint Brown (clintbrown) on July 12, 2013

Thompson & Morgan released seeds promising Echinacea in a mixture of colors. The photo indicated that the plants would be orange, yellow, red, bi-colors, etc. However, I have found these seeds produce nothing but pink flowers!

The photo shown is nothing like what my test packet produced. The plants were very tall and lanky. There was no orange, yellow, red, or any color other than a very dirty pink! The photo shown looks more like the results we achieved with Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit' seeds. If you want a mixture of Echinaceas from seeds, the only way to go at this time is to acquire Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit' seeds.

I wrote to Thomp2013-07-12/clintbrown/295050son & Morgan and informed them that the seeds produced no colors but pink. However, they are still selling them and claiming that the seeds produce a mixture of colors. Please post comments about your results with these seeds. I am very interested in hearing what others have to say. Any photos of these in bloom would be very helpful as well.

 

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Magic Box poisondartfrog Jul 28, 2014 9:58 PM 4

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