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Echinacea paradoxa?

Posted by catherinet z5 (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 29, 06 at 13:10

Anyone ever grow Echinacea paradoxa? It's yellow with a big brown cone in the middle. I bought one at a local nursery this week. Anyhow have it?

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RE: Echinacea paradoxa?

Planted it first time this spring. I bought one at a nursery, and then found some small 4" pot seedlings at a stand selling them as herbs. Hope they grow well, but have fingers crossed for this winter.


RE: Echinacea paradoxa?

I've had them for around 7 yrs I want to say. The only time I had a problem was when I wanted one moved and my husband didn't hear me say it has a long taproot, so he didn't get all of it and that one died. I've had them at 3 different houses now.

RE: Echinacea paradoxa?

Has anyone grown this from seed? I tried last year and nothing germinated for me. Am not even sure if this thing is hardy in my zone but I really want to give it a try.

RE: Echinacea paradoxa?

I grew it 3 years ago from seed. This year one of my trees grew to where it gets some afternoon shade and it didn't like it, so will be moved this spring to full sun again.

RE: Echinacea paradoxa?

I've been growing Echinacea paradoxa (Bush's Coneflower) here in S.E. MN for over 10 years. Seeds can be fall planted or cold moist stratified for several months if planting in spring. My soil varies from silt to clay loam and plants seem to tolerate moist to dry conditions and our occasional -25F. temps. I've also found it easy to transplant when dormant in the early spring or late fall.
Most of the Echinaceas will cross and you can get some interesting hybrids by gowing E. pallida, E. tennesseensis, or E. angustifolia next to each other. Bill

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