Perennials forum: Winter losses

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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Mar 20, 2012 4:43 AM CST
This past wet year looks to have caused some causalities among my plants. Most disappointing, echinacea Hot Papaya (this would be it's 3rd year) and Hot Summer , planted last year, isn't looking too good either. Maybe they'll suddenly wake up but all my regular old coneflowers are putting up new growth, I think these should be, too.

No new growth on my 3 purple liastris, either, though the white is putting out new growth. One agastache only has one small shoot. My 5 butterfly weeds haven't shown up either, but they're always very late, about the last thing to wake up. I'm not worried about them yet, but I'll be very disappointed if I lose them.

This has been our warmest winter ever, but 2011 was our wettest year ever. We had almost twice our normal rainfall. All that wet insn't kind to plants in clay soil. I was thinking that if everything I've wintersown sprouts, I won't have space to plant it. I guess I was wrong there!

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 20, 2012 6:10 AM CST
Good topic, Karen. I'll be back to list any casualties. So far, so good.
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Name: Bob
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NJBob
Mar 20, 2012 9:26 PM CST

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Too early to tell here , but most of the Heuchera do not look very good. They had no snow cover to protect them over the winter. I am also concerned about the Echinacea after all the rain last year.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 25, 2012 9:16 AM CST
Now that so many things are already up and going, it looks like I may have lost 'Tomato Soup' coneflower (again - done with that one ) and Maypop (Passiflora incarnata). The latter grows wild here but is difficult to get started. We'll see if it might yet emerge.

Shrug!

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Name: jennifer
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flowersrjen
Mar 26, 2012 9:49 AM CST
We had such a warm winter, things survived that I didn't think were going to make it, like all those I left in nursery pots that I didn't get around to planting in the fall
Even my chocolate mint overwintered in a large container

Some I was concerned about were the thyme and heuchs in my one fairy garden, one heuch finally started to grow and is so teeny tiny I hope it makes it
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 26, 2012 10:41 AM CST
It certainly has been different. I've never seen the flowering trees and flowering shrubs so full of blooms. They are just spectacular this year.

What kind of thyme is it?
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flowersrjen
Mar 26, 2012 10:45 AM CST
THYMUS minus Elfin
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 26, 2012 11:14 AM CST
How cute is that. I've never grown it. How quickly does it spread and Is it easy to transplant?
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Name: jennifer
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flowersrjen
Mar 26, 2012 12:01 PM CST
Brand new for me, newly planted last year in the fairy garden
http://www.bluestoneperennials.com/THEL.html

This was while I still planting it...I circled where the thyme is
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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Mar 28, 2012 1:17 PM CST
Those purple liatris of mine made it. And I also found signs of Joe Pye today. No butterfly weed yet, though.

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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Apr 3, 2012 12:16 PM CST
I'm relieved to see that 2 butterfly weeds are starting to emerge. But the echinacea Hot Papaya is probably going to be compost food very soon. All 3 purple liatris are coming back too. The volunteer baby nepeta that I transplanted isn't doing anything. It's not growing at all, but it still looks healthy.

Karen

Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Apr 3, 2012 12:47 PM CST
Thumbs up I need to go check on mine again.

I still don't see Echinacea 'Tomato Soup'. But the rest are up.
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Name: jennifer
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flowersrjen
Apr 3, 2012 2:16 PM CST
I planted 12 Echis in the fall, I need to go check to see what coming up
Name: jennifer
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flowersrjen
Apr 4, 2012 9:19 AM CST
I only see 2 out of the 12 echis coming up Thumbs down
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Apr 4, 2012 9:27 AM CST
Hmmmm ... mine haven't been the fastest plants to emerge this year either. Hopefully more of yours will show up as well. Crying

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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Apr 4, 2012 10:23 AM CST
Seems to me some of the newer ech hybrids aren't nearly as hardy (or call it "tough") as the old reliable purple ones.

Karen

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