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Echinacea - my second attempt. 🤞


By Kate123

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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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


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! 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


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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