Fancy Echinaceas worth growing from seed?
I was looking up different Echinacea varieties last night after stumbling across a picture of Pink Double Delight. My goodness, what an improvement over the plain jane purple coneflower I used to grow when I first started gardening! It was easy to make a list of a dozen must have Echinaceas that I need to trade for and wintersow but reality has smacked me in the face this morning, I don't want to grow a bunch of flowers that turn out to be duds. I imagine most seedlings from these fancy Echinaceas are duds but I wonder if certain varieties have a better success rate. I read that doubles seemed to make better seedlings than singles, are there any singles that make particularly nice seedlings?
To all you winter sowers out there: Which ones have you winter sowed, did they turn out close to the parent, not close but fun, or complete duds? Which are your favorite? I'm sure there's more out there that I haven't seen yet! Enable me, lol!