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Echinacea Hot Papaya (Double)


Echinacea Hot Papaya (Double) (Echinacea)

My first time of growing this..and Im thrilled with it!



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I bet you are! THat is the nicest Echinacea I've ever seen. I can't grow them here sadly, despite my best efforts.....it's stunning!

30 Jul, 2011

 

I agree lovel, I have a single one but its nothing like this beauty.

30 Jul, 2011

 

i like this.

30 Jul, 2011

 

Thats quite spectacular.

30 Jul, 2011

 

Well done! It is a beauty!

30 Jul, 2011

 

Wow this is wonderful Tetrarch, definitely one for the wish list :-)

30 Jul, 2011

 

They do a pink one too girls, but thats not in bud just yet...oooh cant wait!!
I grew some Magnus for a while Karen but it disappeared after about 3 years. Got a Kim's Knee High, had it ages but its never yet got to the flower stage. Its a bit near a clump of geranium and I think thats a major hidey hole for slugs!

Thanks ladies..Im really chuffed to little bits {:-))

30 Jul, 2011

 

WOW....no wonder you are thrilled :) I like this, added to my wish list

30 Jul, 2011

 

I now have 3 of them and another coming...made my day!

31 Jul, 2011

 

Thrilled ? I would be too.
Its fab.

31 Jul, 2011

 

Great plant.

31 Jul, 2011

 

my white swan have just dun nothing , but i love this!!

4 Aug, 2011

 

Funny that Cristina, I have white swan too, also done nothing, including growing much! Its still about 6" tall despite it being planted since March!

4 Aug, 2011

 

mine not even that big urggg , and i grew them early too . maybe we shud blog and see if anyone else has had this prob !!1

5 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks Val, Frybo.
Well Cristina, if it doesnt perform next summer, out it goes. Cant be having a no show! If Kims Knee Hi doesnt flower this year, that goes too.

7 Aug, 2011

 

had a look and it grown a bit but ..............

8 Aug, 2011

 

Well unless its been nibbled by slugs, it might take a season to mature..this is my first attempt at White Swan, had NO problems with Magnus, but my Kims Knee Hi is a tasty meal for slugs on a regular basis, so perhaps I should move it!!

8 Aug, 2011

 

no slug damage ............ just not growing , i thort they wud flower this year !! so do u think they will next..........

10 Aug, 2011

 

I would give them a chance Cristina..but just the one!

11 Aug, 2011

 

shame ok then !! just one lol

12 Aug, 2011

 

A real smasher...in my favs.....

13 Aug, 2011

 

Three new ones have just arrived Crissue...Coconut Ice, Marmalade and Pineapple...hope they are as good.

13 Aug, 2011

 

Is it mail order Tet...
I have to smile, most of the plants etc this year, are mostly named after something you can eat...lol...
Hope they are as good too...

14 Aug, 2011

 

Yes, mail order. Devine Nurseries. Nice big root balls. If they are only as good as the pics I will be over the moon...if they taste good..even better lol!

14 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks Tet...

14 Aug, 2011

 

Echs are native to NA...would imagine the hybrids need the same culture as the specie. They need full sun and well draining (sandy) soil. They sometimes get mildew in humid summer...but they are very hardy. slugs don't do that much damage as the Ech. is a very woody plant and they prefer something more succulent! there are tons of varieties but I like the specie, myself. this one is a zinger! You can create a colour echo with another native, gaillardia.

15 Aug, 2011

 

Didnt think they were hardy Lori, so never tried them. However, my crocosmia Severn Sunset matches well in colour but shows up well being a different shape and texture.

15 Aug, 2011

 

Echinacea, gaillardia, and monarda are native here...very hardy and well acclimated. very few, if any pests and they don't need a lot of water, which is why they are becoming popular in water starved areas. With a good mulch they will flourish without constant watering in the heat of the summer. Liatris, or gayfeather is another native from the western part of NA. It's amazing how they all compliment each other.

15 Aug, 2011

 

Very interesting Lorilyn...I sure have the right soil for them, and a very Hot garden....:o))

16 Aug, 2011

 

Hello Crissue... just checked out your pics...wonderful. you, Nariz and Resi must have lots to share.

17 Aug, 2011

 

Im getting excited again, my new Coconut Lime has a flower..

21 Aug, 2011

 

:o)))

22 Aug, 2011

 

Cristina, just to let you know..my White Swan has a bud at long last!

13 Sep, 2011

 

Hi everyone, haven't found the other three varieties of Ech as yet, but the Nursery I order with had 'Sunset' which is gorgeous, will go lovely with my White...but i'm still hoping, we're going to an open weekend at the Nursery 25/26th September, so i'll ask the boss, if she can obtain them for me...:)))

13 Sep, 2011

 

Crissue. just looked at the Devine Nursery site. They exhibit in France!!

13 Sep, 2011

 

Oh wow, I didn't see that...I wonder if I can order then, going to get right on to it...thanks Tet...What did you think of 'Sunset'...did you get chance to look...

13 Sep, 2011

 

Its a really nice one, would have got it but got the Tomato one already..Arts Pride didnt go for me at all..tried 3 times!

13 Sep, 2011

 

Found it Tetra...Have put my order in, and it wasn't that expensive to deliver to France, I've seen worse delivery fees...thanks....

13 Sep, 2011

 

Great I hope you will be as pleased as I was..you can tell them I was so pleased I recommended..they may take extra trouble (not that Im special, but recommendations usually mean a lot to a smallish nursery)

13 Sep, 2011

 

I will be pleased to when I receive mine...They must have been updating their page when I looked last, I didn't see anything of what I found today...I ordered among others, Hot Papaya, and Marmalade, hope it's as nice as my Heuchera Marmalade, colour wise...

13 Sep, 2011



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