Echinacea Photos forum: Supreme Cantaloupe

 
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ImageSnapshot
Jun 13, 2013 10:49 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
My Supreme Cantaloupe is beginning to open. I grabbed a quick picture today a bit early because it has a sunflower moth larva in it. After I took the photo I grabbed my sprayer and sprayed everything. Hopefully the Bayer 3 in 1 will get rid of this nuisance pest that I couldn't find a solution for last year. Supreme Cantaloupe is a very nice orange and I really like it.
Thumb of 2013-06-14/Snapshot/1e3a95
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Nevermore44
Jun 14, 2013 4:53 AM CST
Nice color. Out of all the new ones, this is at the top.

Though I don't see bees stopping at the double forms.... Careful on the systemics while everything is starts to bloom.
SummerPerson
Jun 14, 2013 9:40 AM CST
Name: Vicki
Missouri Zone 5b
Your Supreme Cantaloupe is another pretty coneflower. It's so early to already be having bug problems. I've got the one, Hot Summer, that I think already has a problem. It's doing it very slowly, but a stem dries up, then a few days later another stem dries up. I think it's lost three stems, but the rest of it is beautiful.
Nevermore44
Jun 14, 2013 9:48 AM CST
Have you checked to see if any type of grub was in the collapsed stem? A few years back i would have that happen mainly on some brown eyed susans.. but it did happen on two echs.
ImageSnapshot
Jun 14, 2013 10:58 AM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Nevermore44 wrote:Have you checked to see if any type of grub was in the collapsed stem? A few years back i would have that happen mainly on some brown eyed susans.. but it did happen on two echs.


I didn't yet cut open the damaged stems but I did remove them from the plant. There are "tracks" all around the stem.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageSnapshot
Jun 14, 2013 11:04 AM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Nevermore44 wrote:Nice color. Out of all the new ones, this is at the top.

Though I don't see bees stopping at the double forms.... Careful on the systemics while everything is starts to bloom.


I fully understand about the systemics but I'm not and haven't seen bees on my echies this year anyway so I'm more concerned right now with stopping the sunflower moth because it ruins the flowers. If I can't stop it then I'm wasting my time and money. This pest will spread to every Echinacea and Blanket Flower if not stopped. Last year I tried many different controls and none worked so this year I planned ahead and bought Bayer 3 in 1 hoping that it will stop them. I examined Supreme Cantaloupe today and found a dead larvae so maybe it will work.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageNJBob
Jun 14, 2013 5:04 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
Looks like it will be a nice one can not wait for mine to flower.
ImageSnapshot
Jun 14, 2013 5:54 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
I'm am anxious for mine to fully open. It's a good plant and I think it's going to be big just looking at how big it is now. Big Kahuna should open soon.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageclintbrown
Jun 16, 2013 7:12 AM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
Does this one branch much? The main problem with Terra Nova's plants is they only have one or two stalks. I'm not buying any of their plants until they improve. Sombrero is another story though. Those are awesome!
ImageNJBob
Jun 16, 2013 5:10 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
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ImageNJBob
Jun 16, 2013 5:19 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
Mine in a 3 inch pot already has 4 stems coming up They seem to be improving on their releases the past couple of years, Aloha and Mama Mia have very good branching
Imageclintbrown
Jun 16, 2013 5:30 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
Good to hear. I'm thinking of planting a mass planting of 'Salsa Red.' That thing is bright!
SummerPerson
Jun 16, 2013 6:22 PM CST
Name: Vicki
Missouri Zone 5b
Clint, fill us in on where you are going to purchase Salsa Red. A bunch of red ones would make an attractive area.
In the past has Lowe's sold Salsa Red?
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Imageclintbrown
Jun 16, 2013 6:38 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
That's where these came from. I hope Lowes here gets these again.
SummerPerson
Jun 16, 2013 8:36 PM CST
Name: Vicki
Missouri Zone 5b
Thanks, Clint. I'll have to start checking with Columbia's Lowes.

ImageSnapshot
Jun 17, 2013 11:51 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Here's a updated photo of Supreme Cantaloupe. This is the same flower 4 days later.
Thumb of 2013-06-18/Snapshot/0bc805
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageclintbrown
Jun 18, 2013 3:26 AM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
That is really nice. Does this one have a fragrance? Hurray!
Nevermore44
Jun 18, 2013 4:48 AM CST
That one is really nice.... Thumbs up
ImageSnapshot
Jun 18, 2013 8:17 AM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
clintbrown wrote:That is really nice. Does this one have a fragrance? Hurray!


I've not tried to see if it does yet. Since the bloom isn't fully open I've not even thought about it. I like the way it's holding its color and shape.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageclintbrown
Jun 18, 2013 11:20 AM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
I like it too. It would look awesome with Russian Sage and my Blue Sea Holly. I might try it next year if Santa Rosa has it on sale.

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