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riddle me this

Posted by RUDE_RUDY Z6 OZARKS (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 18, 05 at 17:53

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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RE: riddle me this

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).

best wishes

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

RE: riddle me this

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

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