Perennials forum: Any Echinacea experts?

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May 11, 2016 11:45 AM CST
Hi there, I'm actively trying to cross different colors of coneflowers in an attempt to develop new cultivars.

Today I noticed a very bright magenta coneflower seedling, the likes of which I've never seen before. It's looks like I would classify it as RHS color 67C, though I'm certainly no color expert.

Has anyone ever seen this form and color before on a currently known cultivar? The picture attached is relatively good, though I think it's even more vivid, slightly darker magenta in person. The petal edges curve slightly upward, giving it a slight 3D effect.

Anyway, let me know what you all think!
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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May 11, 2016 7:22 PM CST


There are a few with similar color Pow Wow Wildberry - Glowing Dream.

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