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Are these purple coneflower seedlings?

Posted by janie58 5 (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 22, 09 at 18:19

Last Fall 2008 I scattered a few packs of coneflower seeds in a corner of my front yard. In the spring of 2009, hundreds of little seedlings sprouted and when they were about 2-3 inches tall, I moved some to a sunny location.It's now mid August and some are about a foot tall but no flowers. I have read in some posts that coneflowers can take a year or two just to establish their roots. Are these coneflowers or have I been growing weeds? I have some black eyed susans in my yard and the leaves and stems look very similar to these. Thanks for any info.

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RE: Are these purple coneflower seedlings?

I don't think so. At least, they don't look like mine, and I have a ton of them.


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RE: Are these purple coneflower seedlings?

No, that looks like one of the weedier eupatoriums.


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here's a pic

Here's a pic of what they should look like...

Here is a link that might be useful: echinacea seedling


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RE: Are these purple coneflower seedlings?

Looks an awful lot like Clearweed (Pilea pumila). Are the stems succulent?


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RE: Are these purple coneflower seedlings?

Agree with Clearweed.


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