I am head over heels in love with Echinacea 'Mama Mia'

pam_whitbyon(6 Niagara)July 21, 2012

I just love this flower so much. Wondering if anyone has experience with overwintering it in zone 5 to 6? I'm in the Niagara area with a lot of pockets of microclimate. Hoping I've found one in my backyard.

I'd love to buy more of them if it does well.

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It is a beautiful flower. I hope it does return next year and you can let us know that it's back again. Good luck,

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 6:59PM
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aachenelf z5 Mpls

I like it too. I've come to the realization I really, really, really prefer the traditional coneflower shape like this one. Some of the others with their contorted flowers just don't do it for me despite the gorgeous colors.


    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 9:57AM
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Pam what makes you think your coneflowers won't survive your winter? I am a Zone 5 and I have several newer and older stands of echinacea that always come back. Is there something 'special' about "Momma Mia"?

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 10:20AM
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mxk3(Zone 6 SE MI)

Very pretty!

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 11:53AM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

Love the color combination you've got going on! Nice!


    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 5:37PM
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pam_whitbyon(6 Niagara)

Thanks! Yes, I'm prone to bold colors this year after such a drab display I had last year. I love how this particular color looks en masse. So I either have to spend $$ and fill it out or wait for it to spread. I'm tempted to buy a couple more.

@rouge21, I'm not sure why I thought that. I remember reading about someone else here who was sceptical and asked the question, but I've read in some places that it's hardy to zone 4. My tag says zone 5. Regardless I think I will be ok, although I lost my beloved Harvest Moon - it never came back this year.

Here it is, it was a small plant that never really grew as big as the pink ones but it stood out so gracefully from everything around it. RIP, Harvest Moon.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 11:11PM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

Ah yes, I too lost a Harvest Moon one year....


    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 11:48PM
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