I purchased a packet of Echinacea purpurea seeds from Burpee seeds about two years ago. This year they've started to bloom but I can't help but notice that some of these Purple Coneflowers are different from the rest. Some blooms on the same plant have normal flowers or contorted flower petals and some like the one above have no flower petals at all.
Could this be a sport or was there a mix up somewhere along the line? I'm trying to remember if perhaps I traded some 'Doubledecker' seeds and these distorted blooms are an offspring. But I can't remember ever trying them from seeds because 'Doubledecker' is a sport and sports are propagated vegetatively and not by seeds. I even have some E. 'Doubledecker' and while none are as nice as the ones I see in photos they don't exhibit cones without petals.
Anyone have any clues?