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Echinacea Southern Belle

Chattanooga, TN(Zone 7b)

wow. planted mid-July and it was a smallish plug at the time. really has a nice habit with tall and sturdy stems and abundant branching. no growth stimulants used on it.

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Chattanooga, TN(Zone 7b)

another shot of the flower. please excuse the weeds, i am still recovering from a broken knee and the garden really got away from me this year.

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Lake Stevens, WA

That is gorgeous. I just picked one up at 40% off. Your blossom picture is fantastic. Not sure if I should plant-out or hold in a cool greenhouse. Where are you buying plugs?
So sorry about your knee. A you better now?

Portsmouth, VA(Zone 8a)

Sorry to hear about your knee GreenThumbs, That is a fabulous coneflower! Looks like a keeper to me. :))

Chattanooga, TN(Zone 7b)

thanks. i really like this one too. definitely a keeper if it overwinters well.

i think cones do best in the ground for most people as it's a bit of a challenge to grow them in pots. spring color, i would put the plant in the ground or at least set the pot partially in the ground.

sigh, knee is improving but much slower that i would like.

Portsmouth, VA(Zone 8a)

I am glad to hear that you are getting better. I will definitely put this one on my wish list if it overwinters. I put all mine straight in the ground, even the liners and they do very well.
Again, Great picture!!

Lake Stevens, WA

Keep working on that knee and by spring you will be ready to go. Thats a good idea about the sinking the pot and plant.

Chattanooga, TN(Zone 7b)

just amazing! it's still flowering and we had 5 frosty nights between 26 and 28 so far with highs in low 40's during the day.

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Lake Stevens, WA

That is gorgeous!

Portsmouth, VA(Zone 8a)

I'm loving it, got it on my wish list. :)

Chattanooga, TN(Zone 7b)

it's still blooming here. all the other echies are dormant or nearly dormant.

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Chattanooga, TN(Zone 7b)

and this is what it looked like when i planted it in mid-july 2011

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Lake Stevens, WA

Looks like a good one.

Denton, TX(Zone 7a)

I need this plant! Where can I get one?

Portsmouth, VA(Zone 8a)

It's a Keeper!!

(Clint) Medina, TN(Zone 7b)

Looks floppy to me.

Portsmouth, VA(Zone 8a)

It's just upside down, turn your head to the left then keep turning. :)

Butler, PA(Zone 5b)

Virginiarose...that is funny but I see it is upside down!

(Clint) Medina, TN(Zone 7b)

It's still floppy no matter what direction it's in. The blooms don't look like the marketing images either. The color isn't the intense color promised. I think it's another disappointment.

Portsmouth, VA(Zone 8a)

None of the blooms look like the marketing images. The color is always wrong in real life because we are not touching up photos. The plants here are the real deal, and I like it that way. I did not realize the picture was that old, but still I think it is a pretty good performer if it did all that growing in one year. I would be very interested in seeing it this year. :)

Chattanooga, TN(Zone 7b)

here's a picture from this spring, same plant, same location, started blooming first week in april.

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Portsmouth, VA(Zone 8a)

GT, That is very beautiful, looks like a good strong plant. Hope my does as well. :)

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