VerdunVerdun Posts: 23,348
Anyone growing the new echinaceas? Any wilting problems? I bought several varieties......fatal attraction, tiki torch, sunrise, harvest moon etc,.... And all wilted. I decided to pot up and grow on and last year they wilted again. I cut the, down in mid summer, fed and watered them and they flourished. This year I am doing the same thing,viz., cutting back in mid summer, watering well, etc and they look ready to flower now. Anyone else with issues with echinaceas?


  • not the new ones,ive seen them and they look great!i leave mine to die down on their own,then cut them down,they always come back great the next year.are they in pots or in the ground?


  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    I'm growing bravado and managed to force 3 plants without using stratification (this is my 1st year of growing ANY plant and I'm not sure if this an old or new variety) But they are doing well in a pot and I am hoping for lovely flowers next year. Can anyone recommend this variety that I am growing?

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Well I have a massive list of plants that I have grown this year and I'd say 95% have been very successful. 

    My garden is South facing so we get sunlight all day long.


    My soil is slightly acidic (so says the PH tester) but all plants seem to thrive in it.

    Being near the coast (probably less than 10 miles as the crow flies we don't get a lot of frosts ( We are in Hardiness Zone 9 so it's very rare we get exreme cold temperatures)


    Sweet Peas/ Cosmos/ Godetia/ Stocks/ Nasturtium/ Morning Glory are just a few that I have grown Successfully. I'll be a bit more adventurous next year with planning ( They just went anywhere this year image )

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Bravado is a purple kind by the way 

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    I'm still a bit iffy when it comes to perrenials but I'm getting there, Trying to find stuff that would mix well in with the annuals that I like to grow. I guess trying in pots first is a good thing. Gardening takes years to fully understand so I'm just gonna go with the flow.

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