Echinacea Photos forum: Now Cheesier

 
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ImageNJBob
Jul 10, 2012 2:24 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
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Smaller plant then it is supposed to be , but flowers are a nice size and are fragrant. Just starting to open.
Nevermore44
Jul 10, 2012 3:43 PM CST
is this a "this year" or "last year" plant? I saw some of those at a nursery.. the color was amazing.
Imageclintbrown
Jul 10, 2012 3:57 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
This plant is such a slow grower. I like your plant but I saw a bunch of these locally and they were all one stem and weak looking.
ImageNJBob
Jul 10, 2012 5:19 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
It is a second year plant. It did overwinter and has maybe 4 or 5 growth points. But compared to Aloha it is very small. I would definitely pick Aloha over this one. Where Aloha had a major increase in growth points , this is the same as last year and overall is a smaller plant then when I bought it. Also it appears some other yellows will be coming out that you might want to try first. One thing I have to give it though is that it is very fragrant.
Imageconeflower620
Jul 2, 2013 8:52 AM CST
Name: Lee
Madison, WI
So excited, this is my first full bloom (other than Hot Papaya) that I have this year of the plants I put in the ground last year. Other than a few apparent mite problems on a few of the blooms, my Now Cheesier's seem to be doing well. Not sure if it smells good for I have hardly any sense of smell. Confused Thumb of 2013-07-02/coneflower620/c94f33
Nevermore44
Jul 2, 2013 9:21 AM CST
Now cheesier has the best warm yellow color out there. Keep us posted on how it holds its color over the week. And that fact that you kept it through winter is good since the original mac n cheese version didn't like the wet and die a lot through winters.
Imageconeflower620
Jul 2, 2013 9:24 AM CST
Name: Lee
Madison, WI
Will do Nevermore. I planted six of them last year and they all made it though our WI winter with temps down to -22 below zero and no mulching.
Imageclintbrown
Jul 2, 2013 10:31 AM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
I have a Cheyenne Spirit that has that exact color, and it has about 11 blooms on it.
Imageconeflower620
Jul 2, 2013 10:39 AM CST
Name: Lee
Madison, WI
Wow, 11?! That sounds amazing. Here I am excited about one bloom. Rolling on the floor laughing Looking forward to seeing that many blooms on one plant.
Imageclintbrown
Jul 2, 2013 12:18 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
'Now Cheesier' was a weak grower here just like 'Mac 'N Cheese.'
Nevermore44
Jul 2, 2013 12:33 PM CST
You have to take a shot of that CS yellow that beats the now cheesier. The few times i have seem them in person, they almost look fake because the color is so intense.
ImageNJBob
Jul 2, 2013 6:05 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
Now Cheesier does get nice large flowers. Clint how are the size on your Cheyenne Spirits. On mine and the others I have seen the yellow one have very nice color but the flowers are smaller then the reds and oranges. All do have a nice amount of flowers.
Imageconeflower620
Jul 7, 2013 12:19 PM CST
Name: Lee
Madison, WI
Nevermore44 wrote:Now cheesier has the best warm yellow color out there. Keep us posted on how it holds its color over the week. And that fact that you kept it through winter is good since the original mac n cheese version didn't like the wet and die a lot through winters.


Just an update on the color of my Cheesier. It has only slightly faded as you can see the new bloom on the left is a little more yellow. Wish there were no mites around so all the blooms would be great. I guess it just adds character? Confused
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ImageSnapshot
Jul 7, 2013 12:57 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Such a nice yellow and your plant is growing well too.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageclintbrown
Jul 7, 2013 5:37 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
The petals are shorter on Cheyenne Spirit but there are many blooms per plant. I love those. I just think people should be cautious with Terra Nova Echinaceas. Most of these are one stalk plants.
Nevermore44
Jul 7, 2013 7:48 PM CST
Nice plant. The blooms with the slight mite issues like yours are the first ones to get cut and brought in the house to be enjoyed..... And the destroyed Whistling
ImageSnapshot
Jul 7, 2013 9:31 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
My Terra Nova plants this year so far are not great. I'm not impressed with them for what I paid. Hope that changes next year. If these don't improve then no more TN for me.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageclintbrown
Jul 8, 2013 6:10 AM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
I'm starting to think that there is some kind of problem with the way Terra Nova propagates their Echinacea plants from tissue culture. Their plants seem to be stunted and weak when you buy them. Maybe they are pushing them to produce too many clones in the lab too soon. They definitely need to work on the branching of their varieties. I stopped buying them because they were so consistently bad.
ImageSnapshot
Jul 8, 2013 9:49 AM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Well, I said last year that I wouldn't buy any more but I gave in this year and bought several anyway. Like I said, if these don't grow well then no more Terra Nova and this time I'm sticking to it. I spent a lot of money and so far have little to show for it.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageconeflower620
Jul 10, 2013 3:25 PM CST
Name: Lee
Madison, WI
Just a couple more recent pics of Cheesier. The plant has made it to 28" at its highest point with more blooms on the way. I like the yellow on the CS's too but tough to beat the shape of this flower.

Just a thought but perhaps I am having better luck with my TN plants because of the drainage of my rock walls and very sandy soil? What do the experts think here? Keep in mind this thing was tiny last year...one or two flowers.

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