Mutant coneflower?

Asked June 3, 2015, 3:03 PM EDT

My brother's garden has produced a peculiar coneflower that appears to have miniature flowers growing where the petals should be. Is this normal? Will seed from it produce strange progeny?

Van Zandt County Texas horticulture

1 Response

Yes, it does appear to be a mutant. If you remove the other plants from around this one, the seed produced should come back more true than if you leave it among all the others.

Good luck!!