Jelitto’s award-winning ’Magnus’ echinacea received The Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit and the Plant of the Year from the Perennial Plant Association.
Continuing Jelitto’s tradition of new Echinacea seed strains they are introducing in 2017 the ‘Green Twister’. The colour variation was first noticed in ’Magnus’ seed production fields. At first, thinking the unusual green color might be caused by a virus, dozens of plants where eliminated. Jelitto fortunately discovered there was no virus, the phenomenon was a spontaneous mutant.
’Green Twister’ is a unique and colorful seed selection.
This lively green coneflower will show natural variation in the colour and size of the green edge. A few flowers are light green but some are almost yellow-edged each with an increasing carmine-red center. The horizontally arranged petals are arranged around a large cone and there is very often a higher petal count. Flowering stems are shorter in the first year but normal size (around 100 cm/40 in) in the second year. Many of these stems are a dark burgundy color.