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Imageclintbrown
Jul 28, 2013 5:02 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
I love the blooms on this one. The color lasts and lasts.
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ImageSnapshot
Jul 28, 2013 6:08 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
I love DS Raspberry. My Cranberry has deepened a lot and looks much better.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageSnapshot
Aug 2, 2013 8:17 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Well well well. Lowes got Salsa Red and DS Raspberry today so I picked up one of each. All of their Salsa Reds had orangish red petals and not the true red that I've seen before so I'm hoping that these are labeled correctly and not Hot Coral. The one I bought had no open flowers.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageclintbrown
Aug 2, 2013 8:23 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
I love those. I think my Double Scoop Raspberry is getting darker in color and not fading at all!
ImageSnapshot
Aug 2, 2013 8:31 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
All of this shipment were dark pink/red but not the red of my previous one. My Cranberry of two weeks ago was not red either at first but now has darkened considerably and looks much better. Most of this shipment was damaged in transit with many broken flower stems but I was able to find one fully intact although not a mature as most of the others. The root ball looked good but was not root bound so it should transplant with no root disturbance. Salsa Red plants didn't look good although I did find a nice one. They had very tightly compacted foliage that looked stunted with no young stems, almost as if they had been grown that way deliberately. It could be that too much PGR had been used on most of them or it was incorrectly diluted and stunted their growth. All of the DS Raspberry plants looked very healthy but were a little too tall for the pot.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageclintbrown
Aug 2, 2013 8:35 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
I've seen plants like that when they unload them. The blooms fade in those trucks. They'll look good with some sun. Glad your store got more in. 'Salsa Red' is such a beauty. Even my Dad noticed that one. He never says anything about my plants either when he visits.
ImageSnapshot
Aug 2, 2013 8:55 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
I wanted and intended to buy two but settled on one and a DS Raspberry. Maybe in a couple of weeks they'll still have some of this shipment and will mark down one or two. Today my budget said to stop with what I had and I did. Right now I only have space for two plants unless I start a new tub but I have tentatively reserved those empty tubs to move some plants from smaller tubs next spring. Otherwise I'd have to pull up some less desirable plants like the extra purple ones that I have. I hate to pull up and throw away perfectly good plants so I'll not do that. Lowes had told me that they were getting another shipment of DS Cranberry and that's why I planned to buy 2 Salsa Reds. They fooled me. Hilarious!
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageclintbrown
Aug 2, 2013 8:59 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
I'm going to save some seeds this year of my Salsa Red and Double Scoop Raspberry.
ImageSnapshot
Aug 2, 2013 9:01 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
I didn't think that the doubles produced seeds because none of mine have that I know of.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageNJBob
Aug 2, 2013 10:09 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
Some doubles do like Pink Double Delight.
Imageclintbrown
Aug 3, 2013 6:19 AM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
I never got good seeds from Razmatazz but I always got them from Pink Double Delight. I have a feeling Butterfly Kisses will too.
SummerPerson
Aug 3, 2013 7:26 PM CST
Name: Vicki
Missouri Zone 5b
If you plant seeds from a double coneflower, are you going to get a double coneflower?



Columbia's Lowe's today had White Swan, PowWow Wild Berry and PowWow White.
I also went to Home Depot and they only had purple and white coneflowers--seed varieties.
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ImageNJBob
Aug 3, 2013 7:29 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
Clint did you try the seeds from Strawberry Shortcake ? I think I will save some of them this year and give them a try.
Imageclintbrown
Aug 3, 2013 7:46 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
I saved seeds from it but forgot to plant them. School has been using up most of my brain.

If you plant seeds from doubles, you will get some plants with double blooms but with some cone showing through. I call those semi-double. You also get singles with odd petal shapes at times. Some pretty good doubles happen too. This info is referencing 'Pink Double Delight' seeds. You can also get normal singles from them.
ImageSnapshot
Aug 4, 2013 12:48 AM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
clintbrown wrote:I love the blooms on this one. The color lasts and lasts.
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Here's a picture of mine purchased yesterday. The colors are not as bright and the blooms aren't as large as yours yet. I chose a smaller plant because many of Lowes plants I've bought have had a hard time getting established as they were root bound when I bought them. I removed several of the older blooms after this picture but most of the buds are still on it.
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There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageclintbrown
Aug 4, 2013 6:21 AM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
It looks good! I like that the blooms are so round. It doesn't have the same shape as other doubles I've grown.
ImageSnapshot
Aug 4, 2013 10:23 AM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Well, I now have DS Cranberry, Raspberry and Bubblegum. Next year I'll try to get Orangeberry too then I'll have the complete series. Clint, you need to find or buy Summer Salsa, it is a fantastic bloom and the color is unlike any other.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageclintbrown
Aug 4, 2013 10:32 AM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
Maybe Santa Rosa will get it next year! It will look good in my new mailbox garden.
ImageSnapshot
Aug 4, 2013 11:12 AM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
I don't think that Santa Rosa has any Double Scoop plants but maybe next year. Why don't "we" send email to Jude and ask her to add the series? I did that with Romence last year but it didn't work as they didn't add any new ones.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
Imageclintbrown
Aug 4, 2013 11:24 AM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN
aka Echinaceamaniac
Good idea. I'm thinking places are being cautious with new Echinaceas. My local nursery had so much trouble with Terra Nova introductions that she stopped carrying any except 'Fragrant Angel' and 'Merlot.'

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