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by BFVISION on November 24, 2005 08:13 PM
[wavey] I love all cone flowers and am fortunate to have many established plants of various colors. Each fall I cut all the seed heads and crumble them up all around other parts of the garden. I know cross pollination effects other similar plants and distorts colors, will that happen to cone flowers too [nutz] ?

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by weezie13 on November 26, 2005 07:48 AM
Hey BFVISION, [wavey]
I had white coneflowers next to my purple ones..

And the following year, they started turning,
a pale pink, the following year they were totally

I do know there is a "dominance" thing with
plants, the stronger will over power the weaker...

Same for phlox, the tall variety..
I had a pale purple and a pale pink..
They lived here, for a long time, with the previous owners even..
Then one day, in an other area, a vibrant pink
clump sprouted and wowwwwwwwwwww were they dominate.

Now the two other clumps that I had that were the other two colors, are now changing...
The purple one is darkening... and the light pink one is developing a dark pink/magenta ring on
the inside..

So yes, they can change..

What colors do you have????

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by BFVISION on November 28, 2005 09:13 AM
I love all the cones. I have white, purple and lots of yellow/orange. It should be an interesting season next year...

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