This thread is in reply to a blog post by Seedfork entitled "Daylily Seeds and Coneflowers......01-31-2017".
Feb 1, 2017 7:07 AM CST
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
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I guess the colored coneflowers must be hybrids that have ordinary purple coneflowers as a parent and so the seeds don't come true. I have given up on the colored coneflowers here (at least for now). I've tried several and I've coddled them along and I get one year and no returns (except for a dark pink that's almost purple and hardly worth it...). I grow zinnias instead....much better color range, similar shape/size and more flowers. Annuals, but not hard to grow here from seed.

And hey, seed starting is like eating cashews..."just one more...just one more...."
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Feb 1, 2017 7:41 AM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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The old purple coneflowers are so tough and reliable, but no so for the hybrids I have tried. I love the Zinnias also, I need to go seed shopping, for some reason I don't recall saving Zinnia seed at the end of the season last year.
Feb 1, 2017 8:15 AM CST Admin
Name: Trish
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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I agree
The hybrids have so much promise, but none of the many ones I've tried have lasted Thumbs down
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