Perennials forum: New to Echincea

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Name: melva wheeler
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melva
Jun 10, 2012 7:24 PM CST
Where to start! There are a lot that I want...I have a few, that I got this spring so they haven't bloomed. Thee is Pow Wow Wildberry, Marmalade, Raspberry Truffle and Hot Papaya...I just ordered Milkshake, Irrestabile, and Southern Belle.
I don't have to worry about a lot of cold here so I don't have to worry too much about hardiness.
My main collection is roses...but I am dabbling in some other things...
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Jun 10, 2012 8:58 PM CST

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You got some real nice ones to start off with.
Name: melva wheeler
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melva
Jun 10, 2012 9:47 PM CST
That is good to know.
Name: melva wheeler
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melva
Jun 10, 2012 9:48 PM CST
I also have Meringue.
Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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SCButtercup
Jun 11, 2012 4:36 AM CST
Melva, don't worry about hardiness at all with echinacea, they are tough. I had them in my perennial garden in buffalo NY where it freezes hard on and off for months. These plants can take it. Drought and dry don't kill them but they do need water in order to bloom. Recently I found a grower on eBay (I know,I know) and bought flamethrower, an orange color, and fragrant angel, white with fragrance. They arrived healthy and after only 2 weeks getting ready to bloom. I'll let you know if the flowers are really like they're supposed to be. Never know with eBay. But he did have a growers license.
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Jun 11, 2012 5:02 AM CST
Sounds like you all are getting off to a good start, great choices! I have made many purchases off eBay and most have done well, several good websites have gotten their start on eBay. Green Grin!

PowWow Berry is wonderful, I just bought a second one, also two PowWow white, my other one died last year because of root-rot, I had poor drainage in the side flower bed and have started a new flower bed out back with better drainage and more sun. They really like that! Hurray!

I also have gotten Hot summer, Flame Thrower, Fragrant Angel, Sundown, Hot Papaya, Green Envy, and when I ordered White Swan they sent me a pink flower by misteak, it might be Southern Bell or Raspberry Truffle, it's beautiful what ever it is, and I want more! Whistling
Susan

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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jun 11, 2012 5:13 AM CST
Melva, Clint has an echinacea cubit where were do a lot of chatting about echinaceas and our experiences with the newer ones
http://cubits.org/echinaceas/

Some of us are finding that the newer hybrids aren't as tough and long-lived as the prototype, the regular old purple coneflower.

Karen
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jun 11, 2012 6:52 AM CST
I agree nodding
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Jun 11, 2012 8:38 AM CST

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Come to the Echinacea Cubit. Hurray!
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jun 11, 2012 8:46 AM CST
She likes it here and so do you, remember. Rolling on the floor laughing
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Jun 11, 2012 8:56 AM CST

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I like both. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: melva wheeler
texas
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melva
Jun 11, 2012 9:00 AM CST
I like both too...I have posted over there too...(I think) maybe I have just been lurking...
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jun 11, 2012 4:00 PM CST
Thumbs up
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: melva wheeler
texas
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melva
Jun 15, 2012 4:37 PM CST
I think I feel sick...got Southern Belle today, a beautiful plant I took it outside and managed to whack most of the top growth.it is not beautiful anymore. I need to start wearing my glasses outside, but I am too stubborn.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Jun 15, 2012 5:34 PM CST
A little pruning never hurt nothing! It will grow and become more beautiful. Green Grin!
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood

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