Perennials forum: Curious about new plant Echibeckia?

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Name: Patty W
La Salle Illinois (Zone 5a)
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Pattyw5
Dec 26, 2014 9:48 AM CST
Wondering if any one has actually seen any of these. Another genetic plant union this one is suppose to have the flowers like rudbeckia and the long bloom season of echinacea. Wondering if they have given it a good long trial period.
Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Dec 26, 2014 10:08 AM CST
Someone did post about these earlier this summer. But I can't remember if they actually bought them or were just thinking about it.
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Dec 26, 2014 10:10 AM CST
Here is a link to the article:

http://garden.org/ideas/view/springcolor/2016/Echibeckia-Int...
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gemini_sage
Dec 26, 2014 10:39 AM CST
These are intriguing, I would like to try them. It would be great if they are a more long term perennial than Rudbeckia,and more like Echinacea in that regard.
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Name: Bob
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NJBob
Dec 26, 2014 3:03 PM CST

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Both myself and Springcolor tried them.It did very well over the summer, but only time will tell if it overwinters. Will try to remember to report if it makes it.
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springcolor
Dec 26, 2014 11:44 PM CST
Mine were beautiful this summer, blooms stayed for a long time. Will see what they do this spring, with all the rain.
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Name: Patty W
La Salle Illinois (Zone 5a)
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Pattyw5
Dec 28, 2014 8:46 AM CST
They look so pretty. Thanks for the responses thou I know to grow this will most likely be futile. What I really need is a plant that grows well in a monsoon season or drought and can handle 100 degree temps to minus 22. Also one that enjoys wet soppy winters. There are some of course. In the mean time, yeh for roses, daylilies and hosta.

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