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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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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.
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.