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My Coneflower Conundrum

City Life, Country GardenReaders,

I need help. Something is amiss in the Coneflower Garden. I had noticed one of the coneflowers was green. Literally green and wasn’t turning the lovely pinkish-purple color. I was fine with that, chalking off the anomaly as a new variety of flower I had rescued from development.

Green cornflower 

However, as summer has progressed the flower has not only remained green but is now grown mini-blooms on top of the existing bloom.

Green cornflower in flower bed

Any ideas?

I’m enclosing a side view as well. Is this normal?

Multiple green cornflowers

Renea Winchester is the award-winning author of several e-book collections and three traditionally-published non-fiction books, including her latest: Farming, Friends and Fried Bologna Sandwiches from Mercer University Press. She is passionate about heritage seeds and saving daffodils. When she isn’t digging in the dirt she is hoarding canning jars and reading good books. She also posts on her blog, Bloggin’ Billy’s. Follow her on Twitter @ReneaWinchester.