cone flowers - Knowledgebase Question

marriottsville, Ma
Question by blooming39
July 14, 2010
In the spring when they first start to have new shoots, is there any way to distinguish between the purple and white. When I reduce them, I always seem to end up with fewer and fewer white even though I try to mark the white in the fall.


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Answer from NGA
July 14, 2010

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I'm afraid the leaves and stems look the same on white and purple flowering coneflowers so the only way to tell the difference is when they bloom. Instead of marking the plants as to color, wait until the end of the summer, dig the white flowering plants and move them (or dig and move the purple flowering ones and move them to another spot in the garden). This way you'll know for sure which color will come up where. Hope this does the trick!

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