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Echinacea - my second attempt. 🤞

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Echinacea - my second attempt. 🤞 (Echinacea purpurea (Coneflower))

Bought this echinacea purpurea "red" recently from the little nursery I frequent.
I did plant one out last summer, but, it ‘disappeared’. Not sure if it was nibbled - I thought so as it was a small plant.
I’m holding of a little bit, but, shall plant it soon.



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Kate,they like to have dry feet and not to be planted in clay ....I only found out about this having lost mine a couple of years.ago....they are lovely especially planted by some grasses.Good luck!

26 Mar, 2021

 

Thank you, Julia! That is very welcomed advice. I was thinking of planting it next to some of my grasses! I wonder if my first attempt was due to the position I planted it in the garden - an area that gets watered very, very often!!
Thanks again 👍

26 Mar, 2021

 

🙋‍♀️

26 Mar, 2021

 

Lovely colour ... hope this one works for you 🙂.

26 Mar, 2021

 

Thank you Sheila!! I really hope so, looking forward to seeing it in bloom!!! 😊

26 Mar, 2021

 

Fingers crossed for you Kate. I grew just one from seed last year and planted it out, but no it wasnt happy either.

26 Mar, 2021

 

good luck with it Kate , looks a nice one

26 Mar, 2021

 

Good luck! We have clay and no sign yet of any of the ones I grew from seed which flowered well last summer. Ho hum...

26 Mar, 2021

 

I do not have luck with these either Kate. They look pretty the first year but then they mysteriously disappear.
We are on clay.

27 Mar, 2021

 

are they winter hardy> ?

27 Mar, 2021

 

Thank you Janey, Paul, Ange and Klahanie for all your feedback. What a pity to hear you've all had poor outcomes with this plant...
Here's hoping you all do see something emerge this year, despite the soil and conditions.
Our soil is pretty neutral, I'll try to plant it out somewhere that doesn't get too damp, as Julia mentioned 'dry feet'.
Paul, it's a perennial.

27 Mar, 2021

 

Sorry, Paul. Meant to add, hardy perennial. I hope!

27 Mar, 2021

 

the ones I have are fully hardy but I have them in the poorer drier soil in full sun. They are a prairie plant.
I'd be tempted to pot it on into a bigger pot in a John Innes no 3 type compost. Slugs and snails do like them so keep an eye out for them too.

27 Mar, 2021

 

Thank Eileen! That’s great, much appreciate your advice. I shall do this on Monday. Thanks again!

27 Mar, 2021

 

Hi Kate they are a lovely plant to grow, They like the sunshine . Try some gravel in the bottom of the hole to help with drainage. They don't like to be too wet, and if the soil is clay, that holds the water, try some compost in the hole when planting as well. G ood luck....

2 Apr, 2021

 

Thanks Linda, I appreciate the info, I’ve potted it up and it will get quite a bit of sunshine! I’m really hoping I get some lovely pink flowers this year! 🤞

2 Apr, 2021

 

I've found the one I grew last year, just coming up again and looking ok so far!

4 Apr, 2021

 

That’s good to hear, Janey! I’ve noticed mine is starting to shoot up in the pot today..all good, I hope!

5 Apr, 2021



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