Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Not So Purple Coneflower

Not So Purple Coneflower

My flower garden is a lot like my house...cluttered and overflowing. But that's how I like it. I love a cottage garden with flowers that are free to reseed and fill up every nook and cranny (less weeding!). One of my favorites is purple coneflower. It readily reseeds and hardily sends up it's lovely purple heads through rain, drought, whatever. Everyonce in awhile, I get a really strange sort of mutated coneflower. Like this one. Instead of the large purple petals, it has smaller greenish ones, and then there are these weird baby coneflowers growing out of the center. You can see the normal purple coneflowers sort of blurried in the background. I just love the little surprises of nature!

7 comments:

Marjie said...

Flowers always make me smile. Doesn't matter if they're deformed or weird; they're a happy occurrence!

Lisa said...

Cool! Those little surprises just fill me with wonder and curiosity. Thank you for sharing a specialty of your garden.

Paula said...

That is so cool! I wonder what makes it mutate like that! Looks like you have a lot of color in your flower garden ... both purple and green ones!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i love everything bountiful! gardens...houses...kitchens...:)

i wish i could have a garden T_T

noble pig said...

oble pigHow cool, gardens are meant to be cluttered!

Jeff said...

The coneflower is one of my favorites. It is unstoppable and just looks so amazing in the garden.

I think it looks awesome as a little mutant but I have never seen any of mine do that. So jealous right now!

Anonymous said...

The coneflower has 'aster yellows'. It is caused by an insect, infects the plant, and it is advisable to get rid of that plant. Look up info on this.