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ecinacea soil requirements. I've almost bought echinacea paradiso and sundown from Dobies, but can't find enough info on soil requirements and will be grateful for advice. This is one plant I've never grown.


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It doesn't need any special soil but well drained is good, it 'does' like a lot of sun though :-)
As do i ;-)

28 Feb, 2010

 

As do we all Louise:-) They don't need it on the alkali side? I just keep ordering plants, it's like an illness. I've forgotten half of all that's coming. I do know that in a moment of madness I even ordered about 10 different types of ivy !!!!! I did mean to make a note of everything...but didn't:-(

28 Feb, 2010

 

LOL, i had that illness last year ;-)
It'll be a lovely surprise though, when they all start arriving :-))))))))))))))))))))

I've not known them to prefer alkaline, i have some in very alkaline soil and some in neutral soil .... i hope someone else joins in because i'd be interested to hear if anyone has to stick to a certain soil type.

28 Feb, 2010

 

It's more than an illness, it's an incurable disease :o))) Once you have it you cann't get rid of it. I was only six when I got it, now I'm ~~~ cann't remember, now that's another illness lol.
I've got acid soil & cann't grow ecinacea. I bought Percys Pride last summer.(You see I wont learn) but I think it's dead.

28 Feb, 2010

 

I've bought campanula elizabeth and I know it won't like me, it didn't before:-( My front garden is, I think, rather neutralish, I've never tested them, perhaps I should. I want them in the back garden. Many years ago I had it bad and can remember urging on the car through feet of snow, husband had smoke coming out of his ears, to get to a garden centre. Needed my fix. We had to turn back in the end...plantless:-(

28 Feb, 2010

 

I have Campanulas and they rampage through my alkaline bit, there's just no stopping them :-/

28 Feb, 2010

 

A lot of the new echinaceas are much loved by slugs and snails so it may not be your soil that's causing them to disappear

28 Feb, 2010

 

I have had better luck with them in a more alkaline soil, but almost neutral...I saw a gardener on TV using lime chips (mineral not the fruit..he he) around sweet soil lovers..need to find those...looked so easy to use..!

28 Feb, 2010

 

That's an idea Catfinch, I'll see if we have them here:-)

28 Feb, 2010

 

I have had the most wonderful winter as far as plant arrivals are concerned....So many packages arriving from all over the place...where to put them now is the thing....love it!!...I have a great pot of echy 'sundown' ready to go into the garden soon...my soil is acidic ....(i think)...

28 Feb, 2010

 

Isn't it exciting Motinot, I don't know where mine are going as well! I do know that I have a lagerstroemia on a stick, a wisteria amethyst falls and magnolia susan which will be here soon...gloat....gloat..and I've recently taken delivery of three cannas in 5 litre pots...more gloating. the rest I'll remember when they arrive:-))) Do any of you know about the lime chips Catfinch mentions?? I do want some echys:-) I want some everything:-))

1 Mar, 2010

 

Your illness is very, very infectious Ba, please stop spreading it around ;-)))

1 Mar, 2010

 

I don't see why I should be the only one to suffer;-)

1 Mar, 2010

 

Tsk !!!

1 Mar, 2010

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