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

Posted by pam_whitbyon 6 (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 21, 12 at 15:13

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

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,
Linda


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

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.

Kevin


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

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"?


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  • Posted by mxk3 z5b/6 MI (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 22, 12 at 11:53

Very pretty!


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

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

Dee


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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.

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

:(
Dee


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