Early this spring I noticed that I had three self-seeded purple coneflower plants coming up, and I was pleased. I love purple coneflowers, and the one that sprouted last year was lovely. This year's crop is another story.
Purple coneflowers are supposed to look like this. They're purple, see, and sort of cone shaped. And the domesticated versions are not much different from the wild ones, which is why they can self-seed successfully. But no, mine decided to be more green than purple.
Not to mention hideously misshapen. Whatever you want to call that shape, it certainly isn't a cone. What's up with these flowers?