Red Cone Flower "Babies"
I planted red cone flowers called "Magnus" and others called "Rubinstern", both great perennials. Ten or so years have passed and for one reason or another, now have cone flowers that must have grown from the seeds of these two hybrids. The flowers from them are smaller and pale pink, or the flower doesn't open and stays green. The leaves are also different---smaller with more jagged edges. They also reseed like crazy. I don't ever remember the hybrid originals reseeding like the seedlings do. Well I decided to replace three of them this year and will continue to replace all of them with the hybrids.
I'm wondering if any of you out there had a similar occurrence? And is this typical in growing cone flowers? Did your hybrid plant create a bunch of seedlings?