growing coneflower's from seeds

Dayton, OH

I have a lot of White Swan cone flower seeds that I harvested this year, but don't know if the seed is brown or black, and when does a person sow the seed?

thanks
roseycats
zone5

Büllingen, Belgium(Zone 6b)

The seeds are light brown, see http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=20703
Only the fat ones are viable. The seeds can be sown in autumn or winter outdoors. Or you can start them indoors 10 weeks before last frost.

Jonna

Dayton, OH

Thanks Jonna

By the way, can you grow the same kind of flowes there? As I can here in Dayton, Ohio Zone 5.

roseycats

Büllingen, Belgium(Zone 6b)

Roseycats, I can grow them here, but I lost my plants last winter. It was a very cold and long winter. Usually the coneflowers selfseed here, but the White swan didn't.
If you have enough viable seeds, maybe we can trade. Please have a look at my website to see if you can find something in return. ALL my seeds are available for trading. www.seedsite.eu
And maybe you have more seeds to offer. If so, please let me know, I'm always interested new plants. I prefer non hybrids.

Jonna

Dayton, OH

Sorry you lost your White Swan flowers last year, but I do have some seeds, it looks like I have a lot of seed, but after I take out the black whatever it is. It might not be as many. You are more than welcome to have them.
Happy gardening
roseycats

Dayton, OH

Jonna, I forgot to tell you, I also have some Yellow Day Lilly seeds.


roseycats

Büllingen, Belgium(Zone 6b)

I'm not interested in the Day Lilly seeds. I already have a lot of Day Lillies, but they are not doing very well in my garden.
I also saw your question about the Larkspur, but which variety you have? Is it an annual or a perennial?

Jonna

Dayton, OH

My Larkspur are perennial, I don't mess around very much with annual's. I haven't started picking these seeds yet, but I think I'll check them out tomorrow, You are welcome to some of these seeds. I don't remember the kind of larkspur, but the back part of the flower's are blue with front lavender.

roseycats

Büllingen, Belgium(Zone 6b)

Roseycats, I have a Larkspur that looks the same like yours, so I'm not interested in the seeds. Forgot to tell you how to sow the perennial Larkspur. It's the same as with the Cone flower, but if you want to sow indoors, it's better to stratisfy the seeds for 2 weeks.

Did you find anything on my website to send you in return for the White Swan seeds?

Jonna

Dayton, OH

Thanks Jonna, about the seed trade, but I bought an awful lot of flowers this past spring and summer, I am running out of room to put anything else in my yard.

roseycats

P.S. I have the conflower seeds cleared from the black whatever it is, I'm thinking maybe bird seed?

This message was edited Sep 6, 2010 9:23 AM

Chatham, IL

Been having trouble germinating cone flower and other seed, what is best medium (soil) to use in seed starting (sterile). ? John

Mount Bethel, PA(Zone 6a)

Can Milkshake Echinacea be grown from seed? If so, I can start collecting them and sending them to you, if you'd like

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