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Oct 19, 2012 4:48 AM CST
|In recent years many, many new echinacea hybrids have hit the market. They're available in beautiful shades of reds, pink, orange and yellows.Most of them are vegetatively propagated. Seeds saved from them might or might not produce like plants. |
There are also a few that have come to market which are propagated from seed. These include ones like Pow Wow, Paridisio, and Cheyenne Spirit. Since they're seed propagated, they should produce like plants.
Be aware that there are vendors out there selling seeds for some echinacea that are vegetatively propagated. Before you spend money on them, it's worth a few minutes of research to find if the ones you're purchasing actually are grown from seed, or tissue culture. Trying your own harvested seeds or traded ones is one thing, but for me, spending money on them is something else. It helps to shop from reputable seed companies too, and of course, research the company beforehand.
Just thought I'd throw this out there before everyone is wildly seed shopping.
Oct 19, 2012 10:18 AM CST
| Good information on the seeds. Magic Box seeds are also sold but I grew them and they were all pick. The picture shows a mix of colors like white, yellow, orange and, red with some pink. I forgot were I bought those but, they come from one of the big seed companys.|
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Oct 19, 2012 10:52 AM CST
|Yes, I remember Magic Box. I think most folks reported regular purple coneflowers from those. And Cheyenne Spirit is still too new to know what they'll produce.|
But, I wouldn't buy seeds for echs like Hot Papaya, which are propagated by tissue culture.
Oct 19, 2012 11:39 AM CST
Sempervivum for Sale
Oct 19, 2012 11:43 AM CST
|Good Warning ... I see alot of Fancy Echinacea seeds on Ebay that I don't think will be true .|
My Ech Green Envy & Double Doppler are both seed grown and have been true for a few
years for me. I purchased PomPom seeds and just plain Ech grew.
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