Echinacea Photos forum: Hot Coral

 
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Imageclintbrown
Jul 1, 2012 11:08 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
I don't think so. This is a complicated process to get the mix they have created. If you plant the orange, I bet you could get pink, yellow, etc. I can't imagine how much effort they put into creating this seed. Even if you have both PowWow White and Berry, you won't get the exact colors from the seeds. They will cross with your other plants. It's ok to save the seeds, but they aren't going to match what you get if you bought the seeds from the experts. You will still get some nice plants though. I just don't think the color will be as vibrant as their seeds will give.
ImageSnapshot
Jul 16, 2012 11:39 AM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Here's a updated photo from today. While the plant isn't very tall or showy it has a lot of blooms and continues to do well. Next year it should look great. I'm wondering if it should be in a larger pot. ?
Thumb of 2012-07-16/Snapshot/4afb07
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imagevirginiarose
Jul 16, 2012 1:11 PM CST
Name: Susan
Southeastern, Va. zone 8a
HAVE SOME CHOCOLATE !
Nice color! Big Grin
ImageSnapshot
Jul 16, 2012 1:55 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
I've not deadheaded any blooms but I need to. I just hate removing blooms from a plant until the day they turn brown. Now though some of these flowers need to be picked so that the plant can grow. Sigh....
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageclintbrown
Jul 16, 2012 1:58 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
I'm saving seeds from my plants this year so I won't be deadheading most of my plants at all. I've got 'Strawberry Shortcake' seeds this time. I don't like the original plant that much, but I think it could produce some interesting plants from its seed. I also will be saving seeds from 'Burgundy Fireworks' just because it's so small and unique.
ImageSnapshot
Jul 16, 2012 2:02 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
I may let one or two flowers produce seeds. With my AY issues it might be a good idea to harvest seeds early rather than wait until fall so that I at least have some seeds which aren't contaminated. Do you think this needs a larger pot? It's a small cultivar and won't grow much more than 15" tall. I guess I should check the root ball and see if it's crowded before moving it to a larger pot.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageclintbrown
Jul 16, 2012 2:04 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
I think I'd leave it in that pot if it's doing that good. I might move it to a larger one this fall after it cools off some. It looks great!
ImageSnapshot
Jul 30, 2012 12:07 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
This "Sandy Yellow" obviously isn't what it's supposed to be but it could be Hot Coral. These blooms are probably 10 days or maybe even older than that but notice the orange center of the petals changing to rose or fading at the petal edges. I'm just not sure if it's Hot Coral or not. I do know it isn't Sandy Yellow and I even question Hot Coral since I have Hot Coral whose petals have not changed like this one has.
Thumb of 2012-07-30/Snapshot/41278f
Thumb of 2012-07-30/Snapshot/57d327
Thumb of 2012-07-30/Snapshot/6bea43
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Nevermore44
Jul 30, 2012 12:24 PM CST
That's what the 'hot coral' looked like that was for sale at HD... not even the new blooms looked good.. they seemed to open faded. But the 'hot coral' that's for sale at Lowes... looks nice and red... so much so that it looks indistinguishable from the 'salsa red' sitting right next to it on the bench.

So i don't know why the drastic difference in color. They are grown out by different growers.. so maybe they got different stock.

Imagevirginiarose
Jul 30, 2012 12:40 PM CST
Name: Susan
Southeastern, Va. zone 8a
HAVE SOME CHOCOLATE !
These are beautiful Snapshot, don't know about the color. Big Grin
ImageSnapshot
Jul 30, 2012 12:44 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
This plant started out a lot like Hot Coral but wasn't quite as orange. Both plants were purchased locally at the same time and were the same size but Sandy Yellow is in a different container and grew very very slow, taking a full month longer to bloom. I've not cut any flowers off so all these are original. My Hot Coral has similar faded blooms but doesn't have the variation around the edges. I knew long ago that this wasn't Sandy Yellow and took it to be Hot Coral and it probably is. I'll probably cut the flowers off today and let it channel energy into the plant. This was interesting and I wanted to let others see it.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageSnapshot
Jul 30, 2012 12:47 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
virginiarose wrote:These are beautiful Snapshot, don't know about the color. Big Grin


Thanks, Susan. I like the effect but it's not accurately tagged. Confused
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageNJBob
Jul 30, 2012 12:54 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
When the first flower opened on my Hot Coral it started yellow and changed to the right color once I put it in the garden . I t was in the shade at first and is now in full sun. All flowers since I put in sun have been the right color. But the blooms are very small compared to Tomato Soup maybe a 1/3 to 1/2 tops of the size. I do like whatever it is you have .
ImageSnapshot
Jul 30, 2012 12:58 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Thanks, Bob. I like it but it isn't what I bought it to be. The color variation only started as the flowers aged and didn't start out that way at all.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageSnapshot
Jul 30, 2012 3:04 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
My Lowe's is supposed to get a shipment of Hot Coral on Thursday.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageclintbrown
Jul 30, 2012 4:10 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
The blooms are smaller than Tomato Soup....BUT they smell good, don't fade quickly, and there are many more blooms. The plants are fuller and more vigorous too.

As far as the different colors are concerned...There are mutations that occur in tissue culture. New cultivars are often discovered this way. Example: Brunnera 'Jack Frost' was a genetic mutation discovered in a batch of tissue cultured Brunnera.

You will often find several unique plants in a batch of them. I think that plant looks awesome! Love the color!
ImageSnapshot
Jul 30, 2012 5:01 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
I think I'll cut off all but one bloom and let that flower go to seed. The plant can then use most of its energy to grow bigger and stronger. They've been on there for a long time now and it's probably time for them to go. It's odd that the color variance didn't show up until the blooms had long since matured. It may be a trait that doesn't show up for awhile.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageSnapshot
Aug 15, 2013 4:31 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Here is a picture of Hot Coral purchased in July from Lowes. It looks good but for the grasshopper damage.
Thumb of 2013-08-15/Snapshot/865d2e
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageNJBob
Aug 15, 2013 4:45 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
Thumb of 2013-08-15/NJBob/0f51e1
Here is mine from this year, a nice amount of flowers but loses its orange color to fast.
Imageconeflower620
Aug 15, 2013 9:58 PM CST
Name: Lee
Madison, WI
Great pic Bob's. Hilarious! thanks for sharing. I think I'm gonna wait for Lemon Yellow and Flamenco Orange. Big Grin

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