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echinaceamaniac
(Clint) Medina, TN
(Zone 7b)

June 28, 2011
3:30 PM

Post #8660574

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.

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BUFFY690
Prosperity, SC
(Zone 7b)

June 28, 2011
3:37 PM

Post #8660585

Gotta add these, in 2012. Maybe when I get my PVC Greenhouse constructed I can get an early start.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

June 29, 2011
10:24 AM

Post #8662108

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!!

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Goldenberry
Northeast, IL
(Zone 5b)

July 1, 2011
10:03 AM

Post #8666150

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.
BUFFY690
Prosperity, SC
(Zone 7b)

July 1, 2011
8:09 PM

Post #8667216

Oh No I've gone Conflower Krazy...
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

July 5, 2011
8:03 AM

Post #8673463

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.
Barb
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

July 6, 2011
8:54 AM

Post #8675925

I picked some of the Wild Berry up last night. I am thrilled to hear the color lasts.

Has anybody tried the Pow Wow White coneflower? I also picked up some of those as well. I'd like opinions on this one as well.
roseycats
Dayton, OH

July 6, 2011
8:51 PM

Post #8677316

I like the Pow Wow Strawberry
UncleGreenthumb
New Matamoras, OH
(Zone 6a)

July 7, 2011
12:18 PM

Post #8678475

Carolyn:,

The Pow Wow whites are equally as nice. Same height and plenty of blooms.

Dave
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

July 7, 2011
12:38 PM

Post #8678529

Dave

thank you. Good to know.
roseycats
Dayton, OH

July 7, 2011
7:05 PM

Post #8679301

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

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Nevermore44
Hamilton, OH

July 7, 2011
7:31 PM

Post #8679358

roseycats.. you have nicely grown plants... but how in the world do you mow around all those chicken wire rings?
roseycats
Dayton, OH

July 7, 2011
7:48 PM

Post #8679393

thanks Never, I don't mow around the Chicken wire, but I do use the weed eater, and sometimes I pull weeds by hand.
grits74571
Talihina, OK

July 10, 2011
12:54 PM

Post #8684284

Have got to have me some of those!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
roseycats
Dayton, OH

July 10, 2011
2:32 PM

Post #8684483

grits, I'll send you some seeds, if you like, when the time comes. I heard they are sterile, but we can always try if you want. OK?
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

August 14, 2011
9:49 AM

Post #8755792

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:

Summer Sky: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/133257/
Little Annie: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/195269/
Hot Papaya: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/184002/
Sundown: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/73557/

Thank you!
Mechelle

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BUFFY690
Prosperity, SC
(Zone 7b)

August 15, 2011
7:19 PM

Post #8758460

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:

Summer Sky: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/133257/
Little Annie: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/195269/
Hot Papaya: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/184002/
Sundown: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/73557/

Thank you!
Mechelle


Awesome, I only have some ruby star, purple, and white swan, but i don't know if I can seperate probably the white, I'd have to check the other tomorrow
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

August 15, 2011
9:11 PM

Post #8758779

Would love to trade with anyone who might be interested!
BUFFY690
Prosperity, SC
(Zone 7b)

August 17, 2011
3:09 AM

Post #8760748

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.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 17, 2011
3:44 AM

Post #8760764

Here is the White Pow Wow and I love my Pow Wow berry too, looking forward to next year!

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Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

August 17, 2011
4:41 AM

Post #8760816

Looking forward to next year with these plants. I put mine in this year.
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

August 17, 2011
5:06 AM

Post #8760840

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.
Sherrygirl
Pasco, WA
(Zone 6b)

September 5, 2011
2:30 PM

Post #8794775

Oh wow! Great! I just picked up 4 of these at Walmart. Had no idea if they were good ones or not. So took a chance because the price was good. Glad I did now!!!

echinaceamaniac, that picture is beautiful! Thanks!

Sherry
BUFFY690
Prosperity, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 5, 2011
2:46 PM

Post #8794805

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)
echinaceamaniac
(Clint) Medina, TN
(Zone 7b)

September 5, 2011
4:22 PM

Post #8794971

Pink Double Delight doesn't come true from seeds; however, the seeds will germinate. You could get some doubles out of them, but don't count on it.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 5, 2011
4:53 PM

Post #8794998

By the way Red Knee High looks a lot like Pow Wow Berry but fades real fast. I thought I was buying Kim's Knee High, so I don;t know about that one.

Not a good picture but you can see what I mean.

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MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 5, 2011
5:49 PM

Post #8795059

Still have some Echies available if anyone is interested. Just dmail me!

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BUFFY690
Prosperity, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 5, 2011
8:21 PM

Post #8795363

Well I am gonna have to just find me some plants...Thanks a bunch for the info :O)
nohren4
Cowden, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 13, 2011
5:38 PM

Post #8807277

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.
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 13, 2011
6:29 PM

Post #8807344

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!
Mechelle
springcolor
Lake Stevens, WA

September 13, 2011
8:44 PM

Post #8807524

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.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 23, 2011
4:28 AM

Post #8820270

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.

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Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

September 23, 2011
4:34 AM

Post #8820279

Pixie

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...

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 23, 2011
4:37 AM

Post #8820283

Never mind...I figured it out. The 2 new echies I bought got the tags mixed up. PowWow Berry never bloomed this year. This is 'Raspberry Truffle'!

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 23, 2011
4:51 AM

Post #8820299

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. :)
Sherrygirl
Pasco, WA
(Zone 6b)

September 25, 2011
7:37 PM

Post #8824041

echinaceamaniac
Will I get more plants from my pow wow berry if I just let them go to seed on their own or do I have to collect the seed and do something with them?
Thanks,
Sherry
echinaceamaniac
(Clint) Medina, TN
(Zone 7b)

September 25, 2011
8:47 PM

Post #8824111

I'm pretty sure you can let them go to seed on their own; however, if you have other kinds of Echinacea, they may cross with them.
Sherrygirl
Pasco, WA
(Zone 6b)

September 28, 2011
7:41 PM

Post #8828608

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.
BUFFY690
Prosperity, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 11, 2011
7:19 AM

Post #8844820

I have lots of trades seeds for 2012 , I have purchased some pow wow berry and white seeds from my source grower, and plan to winter sow lots...
monkeymomr
San Bernardino, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2011
9:52 PM

Post #8900995

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

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

November 22, 2011
3:56 AM

Post #8901106

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.

susan
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

November 22, 2011
6:54 AM

Post #8901262

MM
there are a number of seed swaps, plus the newbie seed exchange. Have you looked at any of them?
monkeymomr
San Bernardino, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 22, 2011
11:41 AM

Post #8901569

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.
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

November 22, 2011
5:08 PM

Post #8901963

Do Poodle and Pom Pom come true from seed? A lot of the echies seem to be hybrids.

GreenThumbsTN
Chattanooga, TN
(Zone 7b)

November 23, 2011
6:01 AM

Post #8902471

no on pink poodle. i have not heard of e. pompom. is that the proper name?
BUFFY690
Prosperity, SC
(Zone 7b)

December 7, 2011
8:51 AM

Post #8919976

All my coneflower seeds are gone :O)
Looking for a few plants for 2012 will compile list after I see what I have that germinates.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 22, 2012
8:09 AM

Post #9052642

So happy to see new growth coming on for year 2 here at my house!!
Goldenberry
Northeast, IL
(Zone 5b)

March 22, 2012
8:51 AM

Post #9052681

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. ;)

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

March 22, 2012
1:29 PM

Post #9053025

Oh, dear. Do they like Coneflowers too. They ate my Monkey Grass last year. :(
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

April 3, 2012
5:33 AM

Post #9067831

Do you all stake your coneflowers or cut them back before they bloom?
GreenThumbsTN
Chattanooga, TN
(Zone 7b)

April 3, 2012
8:10 AM

Post #9068040

neither. i let the floppy varieties ramble.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

April 3, 2012
6:10 PM

Post #9068685

I just use a tomato cage for the tall ones, PowWow berry is not necessary. It's short.

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Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

April 4, 2012
4:28 AM

Post #9069134

Anita

Funny you say that. I was thinking of putting a peony ring around my taller ones this year...

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 4, 2012
8:41 AM

Post #9069473

I don't stake any here.
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

April 4, 2012
9:28 AM

Post #9069533

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.
echinaceamaniac
(Clint) Medina, TN
(Zone 7b)

April 4, 2012
4:40 PM

Post #9070049

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.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

April 4, 2012
7:45 PM

Post #9070281

I tried a double cutleaf, looking for a yellow but bloom hybrid failed and it's the same old single blooming cutleaf.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

April 5, 2012
3:28 AM

Post #9070424

A friend has 'Aloha' that made it through the winter and he is in zone 5. :)
rouge21
Canada
Canada
(Zone 5b)

June 5, 2012
4:44 PM

Post #9153693

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?
echinaceamaniac
(Clint) Medina, TN
(Zone 7b)

June 5, 2012
6:42 PM

Post #9153849

It's about 2 feet tall and wide.
rouge21
Canada
Canada
(Zone 5b)

June 6, 2012
4:44 AM

Post #9154242

Yikes! That is bigger than I would have thought for these more compact coneflowers.
echinaceamaniac
(Clint) Medina, TN
(Zone 7b)

June 6, 2012
4:59 AM

Post #9154257

They are awesome in front of taller plants. They may not be quite 2 feet wide. I need to measure them with a yardstick.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

June 6, 2012
5:12 AM

Post #9154272

Mine bloomed the first year and I got a hundred seeds off of three flowers, they are taller this year, almost two feet. I really love them, just bought a second one!
rouge21
Canada
Canada
(Zone 5b)

June 6, 2012
5:23 AM

Post #9154285

echinaceamaniac wrote:I need to measure them with a yardstick.


I await your reply!

rouge21
Canada
Canada
(Zone 5b)

June 6, 2012
5:31 AM

Post #9154292

virginiarose wrote:I really love them, just bought a second one!


I have 3 that are going into their second year and I *just* planted 3 'pow wow' white hoping it is just as good as its 'cousin'.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

June 6, 2012
5:48 PM

Post #9155098

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.

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springcolor
Lake Stevens, WA

June 21, 2012
11:20 PM

Post #9175347

Ok, after all the good PR on Powwow i bought one! Only 3.99.
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 22, 2012
4:58 AM

Post #9175495

Where did you find powwow that cheap?

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

June 22, 2012
5:16 AM

Post #9175518

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.


http://www.santarosagardens.com/
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 22, 2012
7:02 AM

Post #9175630

Wow, their prices are fantastic!

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 22, 2012
7:14 AM

Post #9175649

Yeah nice, Thanks bundles! and blooms too!!!

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

June 22, 2012
7:51 AM

Post #9175697

You welcome, You will love that flat rate shipping too! :)
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 22, 2012
8:07 AM

Post #9175721

I do! I placed an order, of course I had to change my order 12 times before I finally hit the "send" key. LoL

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

June 22, 2012
9:03 AM

Post #9175810

LOL!! I always have a wishlist there. Be sure to register and they will email you whenever they have a sale, plus you will have a permanent cart. :)
springcolor
Lake Stevens, WA

June 23, 2012
12:24 AM

Post #9176793

I bought mine at Ace Hardware. The one near my house has the best garden center.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 28, 2012
6:23 AM

Post #9184453

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.
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 28, 2012
6:44 AM

Post #9184473

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.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 28, 2012
6:59 AM

Post #9184489

Hey!!!! Who's planting them!!!
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 28, 2012
7:44 AM

Post #9184550

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.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 28, 2012
8:28 AM

Post #9184629

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.

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diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 28, 2012
8:50 AM

Post #9184658

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.
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 29, 2012
5:17 AM

Post #9185832

Finally got a lay eyes on my plants, they are healthy looking and packaged well! Virginia, thanks for suggesting Santa Rosa.
echinaceamaniac
(Clint) Medina, TN
(Zone 7b)

June 29, 2012
6:21 AM

Post #9185894

I ordered a Coreopsis from Santa Rosa and they sent the wrong plant. I hope they do better for you. They send tiny things too.
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 29, 2012
11:02 AM

Post #9186275

Oh no Clint! Which coreopsis did you order? I have been looking for the Lightning Flash but cannot find them for a reasonable price.
echinaceamaniac
(Clint) Medina, TN
(Zone 7b)

June 29, 2012
11:41 AM

Post #9186316

It was Cosmic Eye. I had the Lightning Flash one and ripped it out last year. I could have sent it to you. I was very disappointed in that one.
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 29, 2012
1:15 PM

Post #9186461

Why? Did it not perform well? Or did it spread like crazy?
echinaceamaniac
(Clint) Medina, TN
(Zone 7b)

June 29, 2012
4:43 PM

Post #9186726

It wasn't the bright yellow color and it didn't bloom. It seemed weak to me.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

June 29, 2012
6:40 PM

Post #9186831

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.
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 29, 2012
9:29 PM

Post #9187048

Wow, I think I looked at moonbeam. It was the bright yellow with the dark center???
rouge21
Canada
Canada
(Zone 5b)

June 30, 2012
3:28 AM

Post #9187134

virginiarose wrote:I had the Moonbeam

I read it has the longest bloom time of all the Coreopsis.


So many of these new coreopsis are so long flowering. Last summer my then first year "Cosmic Eye" flowered from late June to first frost and given its more compact nature did not flop.



echinaceamaniac
(Clint) Medina, TN
(Zone 7b)

June 30, 2012
4:47 AM

Post #9187168

Creme Brulee Coreopsis is awesome too and isn't flopping here.
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 30, 2012
1:10 PM

Post #9187691

I will check out the creme veiled and moonbeam

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

June 30, 2012
4:43 PM

Post #9187967

The moonbeam does not have a dark center just plain yellow. I tried to take a picture but it turned out blurry. :(

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diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2012
5:14 AM

Post #9189560

Very pretty Virginia

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

July 2, 2012
6:15 AM

Post #9189635

Thank you, I would like to try that "Cosmic Eye", that is a real stunner. :)

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2012
8:06 AM

Post #9189808

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.
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2012
8:34 AM

Post #9189831

Juhur is Calendula an annual in your zone? I'm seriously thing about ordering some coreopsis. I love plants with a long blooming cycle.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2012
9:07 AM

Post #9189881

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.
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2012
10:15 AM

Post #9189959

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.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2012
10:38 AM

Post #9189981

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.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

July 2, 2012
1:44 PM

Post #9190230

That seems a little expensive for seeds. I've seen these seeds before and not so much. However plants are better.
Try GardenHarvestSupply, they still have some and they are 5.00. :)

http://www.gardenharvestsupply.com

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2012
2:20 PM

Post #9190292

virginiarose; That was my thought also and... A BIG thank you!!

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

July 2, 2012
3:12 PM

Post #9190357

You are very welcome, these are my favorites!
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

July 5, 2012
5:08 AM

Post #9193609

Does the Powow only come in pink and white so far?
back40bean
Decatur, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 5, 2012
6:38 AM

Post #9193677

Lowes had them last week for $5 here in the Atlanta area.
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

July 5, 2012
6:54 AM

Post #9193700

What? So now a trip to :owes is in my future! LoL

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

July 23, 2012
3:19 PM

Post #9216098

Do any of you know if this eckie and Razzmatazz will come true from seeds, I was thinking that they reverted to plain old purple ???

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

July 25, 2012
2:45 AM

Post #9217703

The newer cultivars are from tissue culture and do not come true. You can divide it, unless you are good with rooting cuttings. PowWow does come true. :)

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

July 25, 2012
8:18 AM

Post #9217973

Thanks

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

July 25, 2012
6:24 PM

Post #9218756

virginiarose; a minute to say thanks again for the info. the milkshake echie and penst's I got are doing grrrrreeattt!!

6INCH BLOOMING NATIVE ECHIE. I know I posted main page and before,humor me,It's my Birthday!! And I'm happy enough to burst!!!(LOL)

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Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

July 26, 2012
1:32 AM

Post #9219014

Juhur7 -

Happy Birthday - beautiful flower.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

July 29, 2012
2:23 AM

Post #9222080

juhur7, thats great news! Guess you got your birthday present early. :) (nice pic!)

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