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By siris

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I have 2 varieties of Echinacea which i grow in the sunny front garden. Grown from seed.
Magnus which took two attempts several years ago. The first batch of seedlings was decimated by slugs as soon as they were planted out in the border. The second sowing was successfully planted out. This year Magnus was rather slow to get going but now they are doing well.

Watermelon series also grown from seed a couple of years ago. I grew them on further before planting out. I did plant one seedling in the more shady back garden but it is now nowhere to be seen.

I hope to grow White Swan next year to complete my mini collection.

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I love these plants. I have grown E pallida from seed in the past and they did well until the frosts of 2012.
White swan is wonderful and you wont be disappointed. I grew mine from seed and only planted 3 and slugs claimed one of them.

28 Jul, 2021

 

Both equally attractive, Sue. I’ve one in my garden, a pink one, getting ready to bloom for the first time. I’m quite excited!

28 Jul, 2021

 

I like the simplicity of these blooms. They are elegant in their own way.
I have several Echinaceas....including "white swan" (If I remember correctly)

28 Jul, 2021

 

I love these but have absolutely no luck with keeping them. I grew 2 packets from seed. Most germinated. What the slugs didn't have were then planted out. Lovely looking last year, 2 left this year. Won't bother again as they are such a long-term project. I shall enjoy yours!

28 Jul, 2021

 

Anget, I just found out this morning that not only slugs like them but rabbit as well. Lost 2 to rabbit. Deer does not bother. Maybe just a patio plant for me in the future......or put a carrot beside it. Ha ha. :-)

28 Jul, 2021

 

:-)

28 Jul, 2021

 

They look lovely, I bought 2 'sundown' will see if they survive for next year :-)

29 Jul, 2021

 

Hooray - I've just discovered a 3rd. one!

29 Jul, 2021

 

I wonder if Echinacea are troubled by slugs on The Prairies?

29 Jul, 2021

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