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Check out the number of blooms and intense color of these! I really like them. These were planted from seeds last year. They bloomed last year, but this year they are a standout in the garden. The blooms don't fade at all. They last a very long time. Possibly, these have the longest lasting blooms of any Echinacea I've grown.
My first bloom on mine opened up and I just love the color! Now if I can just keep it from getting infested with mites. If not I am going to have to give up up echinacea or consider them annuals. I would love to mine look like that next year...very nice!!
How beautiful! My coneflowers have been ravaged by bunnies this year. Never had that happen before. We have seen a couple of little baby bunnies in the garden, evidently they don't know they aren't supposed to eat coneflowers. If I can solve this problem (i.e. a good rabbit-proof fence) I will have to get some Pow Wows.
The bug bit me last year. I still don't have that many, about 4 varieties, but that number is sure to go up!
I work at a garden center and have gotten a couple of Pow Wow Berry that were in very sad shape, so I was able to get them on sale.
I'm very happy to hear y'alls comments about them, I really like the fact that they're a smaller plant and am planning on filling a few spots with them.
Goldenberry, I had rabbits or something that had a field day with most of my Coneflowers last year, they destroyed some of them. I think most of my Coneflowers were saved because I bought them late in the year, and it got cold here early last year. I bought some chicken wire for some of the Coneflower's and some other wire. It has saved my Coneflower's and some of the flower's are still recovering. Here's a picture of some Coneflower's with chicken wire
Hi Everyone. I was drawn in by the pretty picture of Pow Wow! I really like that one! I have a few extra available for trade if anyone is interested. I'd like to trade for others I don't have. Here is what I have:
MechelleT wrote:Hi Everyone. I was drawn in by the pretty picture of Pow Wow! I really like that one! I have a few extra available for trade if anyone is interested. I'd like to trade for others I don't have. Here is what I have:
well it gets hotter and the coneflowers get better...Gotta have some mo'
The way it is going here better just put in spring blooming bulbs and then prarie plants and succulents, man we have used alot of water this summer.
Someone sent me a package of Pink Double Delight Seedheads...anyone had luck getting these true from seed...I saw on the plant profile the plant doesn't produce seed, yet I also saw wherer someone else was offering it here at DG from seed. Just curious if I will be wasting my time trying to germinate...:O)
MechelleT wrote:Fall is a great time to set these. I keep mine in a container until it's time to plant them and they do wonderful.
Garden newbie here, what do you mean by set them in the fall? Plant the seeds in containers and leave them outside? Do you use potting mix, potting soil? Do they bloom the next year from seeds? I am just LOVING the look of Coneflowers, I'm thinking of purchasing some seeds on ebay to give it a shot.
Nohren I was talking about setting the plants out. Depending on your first frost, you may have time to germinate them and set them out. You figure germination 7-14 days. The beginner gardening forum has great info for newbies. Good luck!
I'm sure that if you collect seeds from the hybrids they will not come true like the parent plant. So far mine that I grew are all purple. I collected seed from a lot of my hybrids. I'm still waiting for most of them to bloom but a few bloomed and are purple. Time is getting short here for blooms.
There are seed varieties like Magic Box and Pow.
Where did you all buy your PowWow Berry? Mine looks NOTHING like yours!! This is the first year with it but it really looks different. I have tints of almost purple in it and the head is much different.
that is really pretty. I like it... Mine does not look like yours. I did buy mine at Lowes.
I would like to mention, when my E. Milkshake was first planted, I got flowers that looked like that in your photo. It flowered like that for 2 seasons and this past spring, I moved it closer to the front of the bed and now it looks like E Milkshake...
echinaceamaniac wrote:Check out the number of blooms and intense color of these! I really like them. These were planted from seeds last year. They bloomed last year, but this year they are a standout in the garden. The blooms don't fade at all. They last a very long time. Possibly, these have the longest lasting blooms of any Echinacea I've grown.
Wow, I just realized that you grew these from seed, I will run out the door right now and collect mine. I only had the one plant but I was very pleased with it. Looking forward to next year!
Pixie, That is a beautiful Coneflower, please let us know how it goes. Take care of the Pow Wow berry and it will probably bloom next year. The flowers are beautiful and hold their color well plus they are not so tall like the ones that fall over. :)
Okay. Thanks. Since I just got them planted last week I'll just let them be and see what happens. I really just needed to get them in the ground. Not even sure if I will keep them where they are now, but didn't want to let them die like I did with some before. I separated my sternum at work and was out of commission for a while so just had my husband stick them in the ground.
As a newbi I finding it hard to find some of the really cute cones. Even the shops on watchdog seem to have limited choices. Any other ideas. I'm a newbee so I don't have seeds to trade but am all for SASE. Thanks Robyn
I have some extra seeds if you would like to try. I have a few commercial seed, Powwow berry, white powwow, Rudbeckia and purple coneflower. I will check to see how many others I have. I know I have lots of purple, but I gave away all the fresh powwow berry on a seed swap.
virginiarose. great let me know and I will send bubble pack and postage.
carolyn22. yes I'm sighned up with corey and there will most likely be some blackeyed susans which I love also. It's the poodle and pompom that seem hard to find. I'm still looking at each shop on the watchdog. Thank you both for your help.
Glad this thread was on my watch list. Reading through it reminds me to protect the coneflowers with chicken wire this year. Bunnies have already pruned my clematis, and it would be devastating if they ate all the coneflowers again.
In fact, it is probably time to fence in an entire garden bed and declare that the bunny-free zone. ;)
I assumed echies all matured to 3 or 4 feet. I purchased milkshake and hot papaya that needed staking in the second year. I am trying to decide if I want to delay blooming by cutting back or bite the bullet and stake. Those are the only ones that needed staking. I have tulip, green envy, purple, white and tomato soup.
PowWow needs no staking. It's a short variety. The Paradoxa gets a little floppy. I plant those at the edges of roses and other plants. They bloom early and the plants aren't that appealing after blooming. They seem to like being among the other plants and it looks neat the way the peak out from under them. I'll post photos when the blooms open. Paradoxa is such a reliable plant. It's sad they can't make a hybrid yellow that is as reliable.
I am assuming that PowWow will have attained its mature dimensions by the end of year 2. So I am curious echinaceamaniac as to what is your best estimate as to the height and spread of your PowWows by late summer 2011?
I had one (powwow white) last year and it died, my bad. Poor drainage is a must. I have a new bed this year and I have bought about ten more for the new bed, I think they will do well. Here is picture of powwow white from last year. I just bought two more powwow white and I more powwow berry and that makes two for that one also, and I got two Hot papaya, and two Green Jem. and Sunrise.
Santa Rosa Gardens, I got three Powwow white all together and now they still have some good stuff and marked down to 2.99.
One the last order I also got one more Powwow Berry, Magnus and another Hot Summer.
virginiarose; I bought a milkshake coneflower from them with a few other goodies, paid more for less many times before. Nice products they do have indeed!!! I would usually pay 9 to 12 dollars for similar near here with much less selection than they have. Thanks again to you all the DGers reviews for pointing me that direction.
I placed an order. It was promptly shipped on Monday and delievered yesterday all the way from Florida! Fast service but unfortunately, I have not been home to see my new plants. I love the selection of plants offered.
JuHur, wow I've never met a DGer from Anderson! We are practically neighbors. LoL I'm not going to plant my new babies for a few days. We have some super hot weather coming. I don't know if I would be able to keep them happy outside in the ground just yet. I love the Milkshake and Meringe echies.
Well diamond9192002, Hi neighbor!! I've been near there(Fort Wayne) only I don't have any anyone there that I know.
Have you seen your plants yet? Mine are about 9 inches tall and look good for a sale item (par.- closeout ). Yes the weather is rather mean unto everything recently.(including us or me). I got that milkshake Coneflower to back-border some black-eyed Daisies and dark towers Penstemon, also from Santa Rosa.PURPLE ECHIES,are showing off having a good time, so I think the new ones aren't going to have any trouble at all.
Sounds like we have a similiar set up, only I was not as careful with stacking my plantings. LoL My Penstemon is not very tall yet so the coneflowers are towering over them. I want to find the Powow echies. I like the idea of the shorter, compact plant.
I had the Moonbeam and accidentally killed it last year, it is a nice yellow color and blooms and blooms, you need to cut it back some at end of summer and it will bloom even more right up till the first frost. I read it has the longest bloom time of all the Coreopsis. It is not aggressive. I just got another one from SRG and I repot it right away and it has grown very fast and has buds on it.
There is a plain old Coreopsis growing here for about three years.A plains crossed with a named yellow variety ,making it longer lived. The flowers are smaller this year, however it blooms from mid April - November any given year.Thats a long bloom cycle.The only other flower I have ever seen do that is a Calendula.
Yes in reply to Calendula, they usually reseed profusely though.I had many that way for three or four years. I am not sure why they failed to return one year.I was consumed with other difficulties that particular season.
If they get established Coreopsis are a nice garden plant,the only reason they fail sometimes is they are a short lived plant in many cases and can have difficulties in establishing.
I have eight or nine of the cultivar I was referring unto,sometimes they do not do as well because I am growing them from seed,However there are three them that have done nicely.(next year as to the new ones).
Those being still partly a native plant (most any of them) Coreopsis do well here most often.
I have been trying to grow more native plants in my garden is how I got hooked on the coneflowers. Powow is one I have got to add to my garden as well. I love the shorted coneflowers that require no staking.
Truth is, I am still getting around to the shorter Coneflowers.The Bees and Butterflies enjoy them and they are an enduring plant with lovely blooms and qualities all their own. I am not very good with them as far as cultivation practices go, that is how I came to be reading the threads in this forum.
I was looking at seeds for pow wow and they do have them ,only I came across Pow Wow wild berry seeds at 14.95.At that the plant is the better buy for me.(I am not to good with Coneflower seeds) All I could think there was wow.