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GreenThumbsTN
Chattanooga, TN
(Zone 7b)

November 9, 2011
5:21 PM

Post #8883704

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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GreenThumbsTN
Chattanooga, TN
(Zone 7b)

November 9, 2011
5:23 PM

Post #8883710

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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springcolor
Lake Stevens, WA

November 9, 2011
6:33 PM

Post #8883795

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?

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

November 12, 2011
8:05 AM

Post #8886949

Sorry to hear about your knee GreenThumbs, That is a fabulous coneflower! Looks like a keeper to me. :))
GreenThumbsTN
Chattanooga, TN
(Zone 7b)

November 13, 2011
1:49 AM

Post #8888039

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.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

November 13, 2011
4:21 AM

Post #8888079

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!!
springcolor
Lake Stevens, WA

November 13, 2011
9:24 AM

Post #8888229

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.
GreenThumbsTN
Chattanooga, TN
(Zone 7b)

December 9, 2011
8:41 AM

Post #8922576

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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springcolor
Lake Stevens, WA

December 9, 2011
8:45 AM

Post #8922584

That is gorgeous!

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

December 9, 2011
4:03 PM

Post #8923132

I'm loving it, got it on my wish list. :)
GreenThumbsTN
Chattanooga, TN
(Zone 7b)

December 26, 2011
6:27 AM

Post #8943005

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

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GreenThumbsTN
Chattanooga, TN
(Zone 7b)

December 26, 2011
6:28 AM

Post #8943007

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

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springcolor
Lake Stevens, WA

December 26, 2011
8:32 AM

Post #8943125

Looks like a good one.
melvatoo
Denton, TX
(Zone 7a)

June 7, 2012
10:20 AM

Post #9155772

I need this plant! Where can I get one?

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

June 8, 2012
5:29 PM

Post #9157532

It's a Keeper!!
echinaceamaniac
(Clint) Medina, TN
(Zone 7b)

June 8, 2012
5:38 PM

Post #9157536

Looks floppy to me.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

June 8, 2012
5:50 PM

Post #9157550

It's just upside down, turn your head to the left then keep turning. :)
wldrnss
Butler, PA
(Zone 5b)

June 21, 2012
7:22 PM

Post #9175083

Virginiarose...that is funny but I see it is upside down!
echinaceamaniac
(Clint) Medina, TN
(Zone 7b)

June 21, 2012
9:51 PM

Post #9175294

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.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

June 22, 2012
5:05 AM

Post #9175505

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. :)
GreenThumbsTN
Chattanooga, TN
(Zone 7b)

July 24, 2012
7:02 AM

Post #9216745

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

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

July 25, 2012
2:47 AM

Post #9217705

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

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