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Echinacea White Swan


By Sjw

gloucestershire, United Kingdom Gb

I bought several bare rooted plants of the above and some geraniums, I potted them in large pots ready to go out into a bed that is being dug over and prepared. Neither seem to be growing well, only 4 or so leaves on them some of which go limp looking, do bare rooted plants take longer to establish, Ive not bought them this way before. Any advice



I find that bare root plants can be a little hit and miss especially if they're planted later then when they'd naturally start growing. It's a cheaper option than buying potted plants though so I still buy this way.

My Echinacea 'White Swan' has been in a pot over the winter and is now only 5" or so high; they're not the fastest growing of plants. Give them time and they should recover.

11 May, 2009


Are you bothered by slugs? They love echinaceas.

11 May, 2009


I bought some last year and put them in pots too. They are really slow to move so I am leaving them in their pots until they are a good size . As Wagger says the slugs love them so they will need protection

11 May, 2009

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