Perennials forum: Curious about new plant Echibeckia?

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Name: Patty W
La Salle Illinois (Zone 5a)
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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
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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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
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Dec 26, 2014 10:10 AM CST
Here is a link to the article:
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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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.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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Dec 26, 2014 3:03 PM CST


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.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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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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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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