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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Feb 1, 2015 5:42 PM CST
A friend sent me this photo last year of a sunflower head with purple seeds. She said the others grown had normal black and white seeds, and the pollen parts had fallen off indicating the seeds were mature, as they were planted this year and grew, though no offspring had the purple seeds.
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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Feb 1, 2015 5:43 PM CST
I've never seen anything like that. Interesting.
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
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keithp2012
Feb 19, 2015 2:47 PM CST
I know it's bizzarre and I can't find an answer anywhere online about it.
Name: Heidi
Grants Pass, Oregon (Zone 8b)
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HeidiOregon
Feb 19, 2015 10:16 PM CST
Hope this answers your question?
https://rachieadventures.wordpress.com/2013/08/04/purple-sun...

She mentions later on in response what variety they were... Burpee "Summer Evening".
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Feb 19, 2015 11:01 PM CST
HeidiOregon said:Hope this answers your question?
https://rachieadventures.wordpress.com/2013/08/04/purple-sun...

She mentions later on in response what variety they were... Burpee "Summer Evening".


I never came across that, but that does answer my question!
Name: Heidi
Grants Pass, Oregon (Zone 8b)
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HeidiOregon
Feb 20, 2015 2:19 AM CST
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