Echinacea Hybrid Discoveries forum: Tiny Peach/Orange Hybrid

 
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Imageclintbrown
May 28, 2012 9:55 AM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
I thought I'd start this forum off by posting my new hybrid. This one is a tiny plant with tiny blooms. It's really small! I like the color. I will post a better picture as the bloom develops more. It is so TINY! This is a two-year old plant! This is a seedling from my other hybrid I called 'Rainbow.'

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Imagevirginiarose
May 28, 2012 10:26 AM CST
Name: Susan
Southeastern, Va. zone 8a
HAVE SOME CHOCOLATE !
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Imageclintbrown
May 28, 2012 10:28 AM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
This thing is only 8 inches tall, including the bloom. I plan on making more and tucking them between other plants as little fillers. Have you ever seen such a tiny two-year old Echinacea? LOL. Rolling on the floor laughing
Imagevirginiarose
May 28, 2012 10:32 AM CST
Name: Susan
Southeastern, Va. zone 8a
HAVE SOME CHOCOLATE !
I had this one from last year and it was only one year old but only about 7 inchs tall, waiting to see about this year. Big Grin Thumb of 2012-05-28/virginiarose/c11d05
Imageclintbrown
May 28, 2012 10:35 AM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
It's cute. I really like dwarf Echinaceas. Maybe that will be the next trend. I saw one called 'Piccolinio' that I want to get next Spring. The hybridizer, Marco van Noort, also created 'Hot Summer' so I think it's going to be special!

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SummerPerson
May 28, 2012 10:44 AM CST
Name: Vicki
Missouri Zone 5b
That's a cute flower--it blooms and overwinters. A bunch of those in a pot together would be neat.

Clint, you said you "plan on making more and tucking them between other plants..." If you plant a bunch of seed from this two year old little plant you have, will all the new plants come out the same-or can the new plants be varied? Will all the new plants come out the same as the two year old plant? Has the hybrid stuff worn out?
Imageclintbrown
May 28, 2012 10:52 AM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
It still won't come true from seeds; however, I may save seeds just to see what I get. LOL.The good thing about this plant is it is putting up new branches at the base. I have already taken one division from it. I'm doing it by basal growth cuttings. I have a Heuchera bed that gets a little morning sun. This is where I stick these until they stop wilting. I tuck them underneath the edges of other plants that help them stay shaded somewhat. The ones that survive will get moved this fall. It's fun to do. I have some 'Merlot' cuttings there right now too.
SummerPerson
May 28, 2012 11:17 AM CST
Name: Vicki
Missouri Zone 5b
I keep forgetting about the basal growth cuttings. I did that once by accident. I was push mowing and a coneflower stem got stuck in the pull cord of the lawn mower. It pulled a stem with a bunch of roots off. I planted it in another spot.

SummerPerson
May 28, 2012 12:47 PM CST
Name: Vicki
Missouri Zone 5b
Clint, have you come across anyone online that has the Piccolino for sell?

I found this site:
http://rivervalleyhp.com/store/product/8737/Coneflower,-Picc...
They have an A+ with the BBB.

I think the $14.95 for a gallon plant is a little expensive. However, for 2 of these shipping from Arkansas to Missouri they want $15.52. That kind of ended my purchasing any from this seller.
Imageclintbrown
May 28, 2012 1:54 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
I haven't seen it for sale yet. I will look for it though. I so want it!

That shipping is high but I'd wait for Santa Rosa to get it possibly next year if we are lucky.
ImageNJBob
May 28, 2012 8:58 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
They are a nice size and color, hope they do well for you.
Imageclintbrown
May 30, 2012 5:08 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
Here's an update on my little hybrid! The blooms are turning redder. This morning they were brick red and now they are getting even redder. The interesting thing is I see a tint of purple in the center starting to come in. Sorry my photos are so poor. I am having to use a cell phone camera right now. This is a nice color so far. I just like that it's a smaller plant and it has proven to be winter hardy here. I can't wait to divide it more next Spring. I have several places that these would look good.
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Imagevirginiarose
May 30, 2012 6:39 PM CST
Name: Susan
Southeastern, Va. zone 8a
HAVE SOME CHOCOLATE !
Very Sweet! Lovey dubby
SummerPerson
May 30, 2012 7:31 PM CST
Name: Vicki
Missouri Zone 5b
That is a cute little flower, even more so since it hasn't turned pink.
ImageSnapshot
Jun 3, 2012 10:25 AM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
clintbrown wrote:Here's an update on my little hybrid! The blooms are turning redder. This morning they were brick red and now they are getting even redder. The interesting thing is I see a tint of purple in the center starting to come in. Sorry my photos are so poor. I am having to use a cell phone camera right now. This is a nice color so far. I just like that it's a smaller plant and it has proven to be winter hardy here. I can't wait to divide it more next Spring. I have several places that these would look good.
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Sorry my photos are so poor. I am having to use a cell phone camera right now

Clint, you can improve your less than perfect photos with Picasa from Google. You can improve even cell phone photos with this free software. If you don't already have it installed then give it a try. It's a good basic photo editor with some really advanced features.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageclintbrown
Jun 3, 2012 10:37 AM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
Thanks, Bob. However, good news...I found my 12 megapixel Canon. It was missing. I looked all over and finally found it. I use Photoshop, but only to sharpen, crop, and adjust color. Some colors don't photograph well. This plant is a strange color. The iphone camera is surprisingly good. This plant is just difficut to get a good photo of. It could be the light where it's planted. I will try again in a few minutes.
Imagevirginiarose
Jun 3, 2012 2:10 PM CST
Name: Susan
Southeastern, Va. zone 8a
HAVE SOME CHOCOLATE !
I have a rose bush that color and it's true, you can't get a good picture. Even with all the editing, it still looks horrible! Like a giant pink blur. Whistling
Imageclintbrown
Jun 3, 2012 2:26 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
In real life it has no pink at all. It's red with a hint of purple towards the center. At least it was free. LOL.
Imagevirginiarose
Jun 3, 2012 3:45 PM CST
Name: Susan
Southeastern, Va. zone 8a
HAVE SOME CHOCOLATE !
OH, well it is very interesting, for sure! Big Grin
ImageSnapshot
Jun 7, 2012 10:30 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Clint, Photoshop is great but you must know how to use it and it doesn't fit the budget of most folks nor the needs. That's why I suggested Picasa, it's free and it does a very good job quickly. I too have Photoshop and GIMP a free and powerful substitute for Photoshop yet I find myself using Picasa more often than either for quick and simple editing jobs.

Susan, you are correct that no photo editing software will substitute for a good foundation. However, it can make an average photo look great. If I end up with a fuzzy photo I trash it right away. Sub-standard photos have no place in my portfolio and you'll never see them here. Big Grin
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright

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