Echinacea Photos forum: 'Strawberry Shortcake'

 
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Imageclintbrown
May 12, 2012 7:00 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
Apparently this one gets better with age. The first year the blooms at the top were brown; however, this year the strawberry part is kicking in. What do you think? Oh...the red blooms with it are a new plant called 'Brakelights' Red Yucca. That plant is a real winner. It's smaller than the other red yuccas and it's sterile so it blooms more..And the blooms and stems are bright red! If you have the room for it, you should put one in.
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ImageSnapshot
May 12, 2012 7:27 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Nice but not one on my wishlist. Smiling
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageclintbrown
May 12, 2012 7:32 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
I would have called it 'Raggedy Ann.' It just looks so wild. LOL.
SummerPerson
May 12, 2012 7:44 PM CST
Name: Vicki
Missouri Zone 5b
It's a good thing you guys are posting pictures of coneflowers blooming for I haven't seen any real life blooms yet. That red flower you have in the picture with the coneflower is also kind of unique.
ImageSnapshot
May 12, 2012 7:47 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
My Irresistible has been blooming for +2 weeks, it overwintered from last year and blooming like crazy. Hurray!
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageclintbrown
May 12, 2012 7:53 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
That 'Brakelights' Red Yucca is one of my favorite new plants. I like the red stalks that hold the blooms. I got it from High Country Gardens. I also have yellow ones and the older red that isn't as intense. It's a smaller plant than the originals and blooms longer! The blooms last a very long time...much longer than Echinaceas. LOL.
ImageSnapshot
May 12, 2012 7:56 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Clint, is the Yucca a continuous bloomer? I always thought that Yucca was one and done. How tall does it grow?
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageclintbrown
May 12, 2012 8:03 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
This one is sterile and it's supposed to bloom more. I know the blooms last a couple of months. They are kind of waxy and thick. I think that's why they last so long. They aren't really a Yucca. For some reason they are called "red false yucca." I think their real name is Hesperaloe parviflora.
ImageNJBob
Jun 18, 2012 5:00 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
Mine is just starting to open.
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ImageNJBob
Jun 23, 2013 6:07 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
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Just starting to get it's strawberry color.
SummerPerson
Jun 23, 2013 9:25 PM CST
Name: Vicki
Missouri Zone 5b
clintbrown wrote:Apparently this one gets better with age. The first year the blooms at the top were brown; however, this year the strawberry part is kicking in. What do you think? Oh...the red blooms with it are a new plant called 'Brakelights' Red Yucca. That plant is a real winner. It's smaller than the other red yuccas and it's sterile so it blooms more..And the blooms and stems are bright red! If you have the room for it, you should put one in.
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I Googled 'Brakelights' Red Yucca and found this site that shows a picture of it--scroll down the web site: http://www.neilsperry.com/articles/2012/04/25/native-son.htm...

How long does Brakelights Red Yucca bloom? It's kind of a neat flower with the red spikes. When it's full grown how wide does the green foliage part get? Does it keep spreading?

(I planted Zebra Grass and Maiden Grass several years ago. They looked nice for a couple of years, then they became too large. They had to be dug out and axed out. I will never again plant any sort of the decorative grass in the ground. I do have some sort of a miniature grass growing in a container.)
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ImageNJBob
Jun 30, 2014 9:49 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
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Starting to open.
ImageSnapshot
Jun 30, 2014 10:26 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Not pretty yet, post another photo of it fully open. Where did you buy it?
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageNJBob
Jul 1, 2014 8:05 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
Ilovehosta.net a few years ago, I think this is it's 4th year.
ImageSnapshot
Jul 1, 2014 8:29 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Please do post another photo later.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
SummerPerson
Jul 1, 2014 9:42 PM CST
Name: Vicki
Missouri Zone 5b
It's good that the plant seems to come back every year. It will be interesting to see what the flower looks like when it is fully developed.
ImageNJBob
Jul 9, 2014 6:46 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
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Showing it's color now.
Imageconeflower620
Jul 9, 2014 7:04 PM CST
Name: Lee
Madison, WI
Oddly attractive...wish I had one. Hilarious!
ImageSnapshot
Jul 9, 2014 7:58 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Sorry, Bob, but I'm not convinced yet that I like it.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageNJBob
Jul 9, 2014 8:25 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
Oddly attractive is the right term. It has more to do with that it is interesting then that it is pretty.
I will have to try some cuttings next spring.

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