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Nevermore44
Hamilton, OH

May 29, 2012
6:16 AM

Post #9142905

EDIT_this is 'HOT SUMMER' not the seed grown 'SUMMER SUN'

The photos are a little washed out. The colors on this plant are great so far. The bloom open a nice peach/orange color and change to red. There is some petal distortion. The plant was purchased as a gallon last fall and has come back strong this year.. nice and large/healthy. Now if i could just get the goldfinches to stop pulling petals!

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

May 29, 2012
7:14 PM

Post #9144129

Those are beautiful !! :)
Nevermore44
Hamilton, OH

May 30, 2012
6:54 AM

Post #9144570

Those same blooms are now red ... really nice plant
rouge21

(Zone 5b)

May 30, 2012
7:22 AM

Post #9144607

Good to hear NEVERMORE44 as I planted several of these same coneflowers last August and they all survived their first winter but none have yet flowered.
Nevermore44
Hamilton, OH

May 31, 2012
11:40 AM

Post #9146312

EDIT_this is 'HOT SUMMER'

not the seed variety... 'SUMMER SUN'
Nevermore44
Hamilton, OH

June 4, 2012
5:39 AM

Post #9151271

This plants gets better and better. You can really see how it changes to a nice red. I did actually see gallon pots of this at Lowes over the weekend for $10 too.

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

June 4, 2012
10:32 AM

Post #9151681

My plant has gotten off to a slow start, it was just a plug but I am hoping it will do better when I finish my new flower bed. I would like about three more, great color!!

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