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#77680 Jun 27th, 2007 at 03:14 PM
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It looks like all the blooms will look like a zinnia...yeah!

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alankhart #77710 Jun 27th, 2007 at 04:40 PM
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An unusual Spiny Anteater?


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Thornius #77736 Jun 27th, 2007 at 05:44 PM
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Tell me WHERE you got that coneflower! What kind is it?

How did your new coneflower from 'that company' that sent you the coconut something-or-other new coneflower turn out? Did they send you a bigger one?


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That's great! Having seen your earlier thread I had been wondering about this - what are you going to do next?

starfish #77816 Jun 28th, 2007 at 03:49 AM
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Congrats on your new cultivator.


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ND farmgirl: I got it at Lowe's. It was labeled as a Doubledecker Echinacea, but it has somehow mutated. The company that sent me the tiny coconut lime gave me a full refund. The plant actually survived and is going to bloom, but it's still rather small. It should get bigger next year.

Starfish: good question. I'm not sure if I should wait another year for it to get bigger and then try to divide it or go ahead and divide it this fall. I don't want to kill it. I doubt if I could ever propogate enough to make any money, and I wouldn't know where to start to allow a large nursery to do it for me.


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alankhart #77993 Jun 28th, 2007 at 07:17 AM
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Maybe contact the chicago botanical garden.They grow out echinaceas.

http://www.chicagobotanic.org/research/resources
http://www.chicagobotanic.org/research/ornamental/breeding

That IS very neat.so hows it doing now?any pictures?

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LOOKY Alan!Neil Sperry's garden calendar has your flower on front.
http://www.neilsperry.com/store.cfm


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njoynit #85568 Jul 9th, 2007 at 06:45 AM
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Looks rather similar, but not exactly the same. I think that one is a mum. They can't have my flower!! :-)


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alankhart #85625 Jul 9th, 2007 at 07:12 AM
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I'd look for a way to patent it. Definitely dry one of the blooms and frame it with a pocket for some seeds. And label it. That's what they do at the botanical research centers so they have a record of plants past and present.

And I would harvest the seeds and see if they are fertile and if they breed true to form.

With your beautiful garden I can't see you messing it up to cultivate this one plant. I'd sell the patent to one of the big companies. Hold a blind auction for the rights to it.

That is if the patent search comes up empty (it's isn't patented yet.) You may have to pay for a DNA test as well as the patent search but considering how pretty it looks it shouldn't be a problem.

I'd wait until next year before I divided it. No reason to take risks with it.


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tkhooper #115481 Aug 21st, 2007 at 08:14 AM
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If I were you I'd contact http://www.planthaven.com and ask their opinion. They are very helpful.


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