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RUDE_RUDY(Z6 OZARKS)January 18, 2005

I have a prairie reconstruction project that contains echinacea pallida e. paradoxa, e. purpurea, e. angustifolia and glade coneflower[i forget the scientific name] within close proximity of each other, what can i expect as far as cross pollinating among them?

Will the seed produced in this field be pure?

any insight would be appreciated.

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hortist(5/6)

These cross and this family does attract insects for pollination so the purity may be compromised.

There is a on going research/breeding project on Echinacea at the Chicago Botanical gardens. I would contact the or Dr Ault for more specific info about cross pollination and isolation distances (i dont have that kind of specific info on ornamentals).

http://www.chicagobotanic.org/research/breeding/echinacea_article.html

best wishes
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Here is a link that might be useful: Dr Ault's contact info

    Bookmark   January 21, 2005 at 8:03PM
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Real_Martini

Hi there,

I guess there will be any cross pollination.
I did some of those crossings at mine place and the result was true seed.
As far as i know the Echinacea purpurea is self incompatible, and the seeds i harvest was on the Ech. purp. after a cross with pallida and paradoxa.

What are you planning to do with the seeds you harvest.
I might be interested for some of it.
In exchange i have seeds of most Echinacea for you.

ps. Excuse me if my language is not correct. coming from Netherlands, Europe

    Bookmark   January 25, 2005 at 10:01AM
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