Jelitto launches new variety

For the coming season Jelitto has launched a new echinacea.

Among more than 20 new introductions, Jelitto has added to its Echinacea ’Magnus’, ’Magnus Superior’ and ’Happy Star’, with the 2017 introduction of ’Green Twister’.
’Green Twister’ is a colour variation that Jelitto first noticed, many years ago, in ’Magnus’ seed production fields. At first, Jelitto thought the unusual green color might be caused by a virus and dozens of plants where eliminated long before ’Green Envy’ became popular. There was no virus - the plant is a spontaneous mutant.
’Green Twister’ seed selection grows into green coneflowers which will show natural variation in the
colour and size of the green edge. 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 colour.
Jelitto said: "Why bother with similar, expensive tissue cultured plants when you can simply sow seeds of Jelitto’s ’Green Twister’?"

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