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Yellow coneflower

Posted by neptune24 8A, GA (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 26, 12 at 7:58

I planted a yellow coneflower in 2009. It didn't bloom until last April, and had 5 flowers. This year, it bloomed a little later (May), and had only 3 flowers. Is that normal? We did have a crazy March as well as a very warm winter, so I don't know if that might have had anything to do with it.


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RE: Yellow coneflower

Are you referring to Echinacea paradoxa or one of the named hybrids?

Kevin


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RE: Yellow coneflower

Is there a decent yellow cone flower? Trying Maui sunshine but it's taking forever to establish.


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RE: Yellow coneflower

A good yellow is 'Sombrero Sandy Yellow.' I love that one.

Another option is to get Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit' seeds. The mix includes orange, yellow, red, and other colors. I have seen awesome plants come from those seeds. They are also more compact.


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If you are referring to Echinacea paradoxa which is usually called the yellow coneflower, this has always been a sparse bloomer for me. There was a thread concerning this species a long time ago and others reported much more success then I've had, but in my experience it just doesn't compare to the regular old coneflower for vigor or blooms.

Kevin


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RE: Yellow coneflower

Just saw Sombrero sandy yellow at the nursery. Is it one of those delicate hybrids that can't take actual full sun. Also, from what I saw, its not actually yellow, more cream color


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RE: Yellow coneflower

I have it and it's a very good yellow color. Lowes had a new shipment. Most were the very good yellow color.


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Has it overwintered well for you or are you trying it out for the first time this year?


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The only yellow-orange that has overwintered for me without a significant shrinkage is Marmalade. The sad thing about this plant is that it only has one flower per stem(at least here).


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Kevin, yes, I'm referring to Echinacea paradoxa. And I agree with you that it's a bit of a disappointing plant. I don't regret getting it, but I probably wouldn't plant another one.


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Okay so what an alternative tall yellow flowering perennial that has a small echinacea type footprint? Atleast 3 ft tall that is.....


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Hmmm...Heliopsis helianthoides 'Balerina' 'Summer Sun' Loraine Sunshine,' Helenium 'Mardi Gras' 'September Gold.' Rudbeckia fulgida (also traditionally called yellow coneflower).


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