All About Coneflowers: Great Article Trish

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All About Coneflowers

By Trish
August 16, 2015

Easy to grow, beautiful to look at, preferred by butterflies, and good for the body. Every garden should include Echinaceas!

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Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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rocklady
Aug 5, 2014 7:06 PM CST
Echinacea is such a wonderful plant, both for its beautiful flowers and its medicinal qualities. I've added several more to the garden this summer. I have a hard time passing them up when I am at Lowe's. They seem to follow me home!
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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Aug 5, 2014 7:28 PM CST

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Green Grin! I know the feeling!!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 6, 2014 10:05 AM CST
Great article Trish! I'm wondering if E. purpurea will transplants well ... I plan to give it a try and see. We're getting ready to put our rental house on the market to sell so I want to dig some of the Echinacea and bring them over here ... I miss those flowers! :)
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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Aug 6, 2014 12:06 PM CST

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I would think this is a tough time of year to be transplanting, but they are tough plants! Some of mine are going to seed: if yours are, pluck a few off just in case your transplants don't make it. They are so easy from seed!!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 6, 2014 1:18 PM CST
I have grown them from seed before and will collect seeds if there are any when I go over there this afternoon and I think I'll pot a couple up too and see if I can keep them alive. I'm not sure how long the seeds remain viable but I should go through my stash and see if I perhaps already have some. Smiling
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Aug 8, 2014 11:37 PM CST
I love to see the American Goldfinches flock to the flowers to eat the seeds on the cones, even while they're still blooming. Lovey dubby
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