Echinacea Hybrid Discoveries forum: Orange bloom on pink plant?

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ImageSnapshot
Jul 2, 2013 2:25 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
This is strange. I discovered this orange flower growing from the crown of a volunteer seedling from last year. Looking closely at the plant crown there is no discernible difference in the basal stems all growing from center. This plant wintered over in a smaller pot and was transplanted into its permanent location in early spring. As you can see, there are many pink/purple blooms on it already and they are much taller than the orange flower. How can this be? At first I thought that perhaps I had mistakenly planted a newly purchased plant next to it but that's not the case. I really am puzzled by this.
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There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Nevermore44
Jul 2, 2013 3:43 PM CST
most likely just a sister plant with different genes being expressed. If this is just an unintentional seedling... i would assume its just a few seeds that seeded down in the same spot. A few times that i leave an entire seed head over winter on the leaf mulch.. they will all seed down into a tight cluster of plants.
These are sisters
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ImageSnapshot
Jul 2, 2013 5:41 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
How interesting. I never thought I would get a orange volunteer, especially with a sister plant which is pink. No complaints, mind you, just surprised.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageclintbrown
Jul 12, 2013 10:35 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
Bob - You have some good varieties all together. You could get all kinds of different plants...even doubles and semi-doubles.
ImageSnapshot
Jul 12, 2013 10:53 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Double blooms would be great but I don't think that would be likely. As it is I've got very light pink with large flat blooms, Magnus like blooms, Wild Berry blooms, tall droopy blooms, and compact plants with flat purple blooms all from the same seeds. All are doing well and have bloomed all summer non stop. The sunflower moths love them. Grumbling
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageclintbrown
Jul 12, 2013 11:01 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
I used to get double blooms from 'Pink Double Delight' seedlings all the time.

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