Echinacea Photos forum: Rudbeckia Cherokee Sunset

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ImageSnapshot
Jul 15, 2015 11:43 AM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Here's a better picture of this plant that I bought yesterday. Really pretty bronze double flower.
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There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageSnapshot
Jul 18, 2015 5:00 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
I bought 2 more today for $2 each.
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There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
LorettaNJ
Jul 19, 2015 12:11 AM CST
$2!!! Wow! I just saw some beautiful Rudbeckia for $15 each and they most likely won't overwinter for me.
ImageSnapshot
Jul 19, 2015 10:21 AM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
LorettaNJ wrote:$2!!! Wow! I just saw some beautiful Rudbeckia for $15 each and they most likely won't overwinter for me.


They're rated for zone 5. Do you have a room inside to put them in to overwinter? If so then plant it(them) in a pot and bring it indoors. I have successfully brought many plants in for the winter and put them back out in the spring. You can also place them in a unheated garage. They are not hybrids and you can save seeds too. I'm willing to save and share some seeds if you want them instead of paying $15 for a plant. I also bought a Tomato Soup for $10 yesterday.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageNJBob
Jul 19, 2015 4:49 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
The only Rudbeckia that has ever overwintered for me has been Goldstrum . But for $2 I would plant them.
ImageSnapshot
Jul 19, 2015 5:32 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
NJBob wrote:The only Rudbeckia that has ever overwintered for me has been Goldstrum . But for $2 I would plant them.


I agree Smiling
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
LorettaNJ
Jul 19, 2015 7:57 PM CST
NJBob wrote:The only Rudbeckia that has ever overwintered for me has been Goldstrum . But for $2 I would plant them.


Yup. Thanks for the seed offer. If you get a few, I might give it a try. I did try Prairie Sun. I got a little germination and a small flowering plant but it didn't stick around. Maybe I will have some seeds that you want to try in return.
ImageSnapshot
Jul 19, 2015 8:37 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
LorettaNJ wrote:

Yup. Thanks for the seed offer. If you get a few, I might give it a try. I did try Prairie Sun. I got a little germination and a small flowering plant but it didn't stick around. Maybe I will have some seeds that you want to try in return.


I'll save some for fall mailing and will send a cmail when I'm ready to send them.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
LorettaNJ
Jul 19, 2015 10:11 PM CST
Thank you! That would be wonderful!
ImageSnapshot
Jul 19, 2015 11:36 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
LorettaNJ wrote:Thank you! That would be wonderful!


You're welcome. The first plant that I bought has no blooms right now because I removed them when I potted it up. It was in a pint sized pot and was the most root bound plant I've ever bought. Removing the existing potting mix was almost impossible so I cut off the blooms to help divert the plants resources to a new root system. The two from yesterday were as bad but I only cut off the roots that grew out of the pot and then slit the root ball into qtrs. I didn't remove the flowers though. All 3 look fine today. BTW I moved my "babies" from Mamajack inside under fluorescent lights where the temperature is constant and mild. I'm willing to grow them (if they live) for the rest of the summer inside. Also they are in quart pots now so I'll know in a few days if that helped them to grow. If not then I tried everything. I'll notify you when I have seeds.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
LorettaNJ
Jul 20, 2015 6:50 AM CST
It must have been tough to cut off those flowers.
Are you going to do 24 hour lights with the plugs? I would try that too but my lights are in my dampish, humid basement. I don't think a plant would last a whole year without some kind of disease taking over. As it is, there is always a recovery period when they get out of the house in April.

My thing from seed are dahlias. I try for black leaves and center or a yellow center with substance and a strong color. I don't go for the florist types so much. If you are interested in trying these, lmk. Most seedlings end up green and washed out but there is usually at least one keeper.
This are two of my seedlings that I've kept. I know they sell them everywhere now but I've been doing this on and off for a few years now.
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ImageSnapshot
Jul 20, 2015 2:20 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
LorettaNJ wrote:It must have been tough to cut off those flowers.
Are you going to do 24 hour lights with the plugs? I would try that too but my lights are in my dampish, humid basement. I don't think a plant would last a whole year without some kind of disease taking over. As it is, there is always a recovery period when they get out of the house in April.

My thing from seed are dahlias. I try for black leaves and center or a yellow center with substance and a strong color. I don't go for the florist types so much. If you are interested in trying these, lmk. Most seedlings end up green and washed out but there is usually at least one keeper.
This are two of my seedlings that I've kept. I know they sell them everywhere now but I've been doing this on and off for a few years now.
Thumb of 2015-07-20/LorettaNJ/7ef13d

Thumb of 2015-07-20/LorettaNJ/3966a1


I have lost my last agastache from mamajack but Leilani was still alive last night. My light is 16 on 8 off. Currently I have a agastache cutting and a lantana growing. The lantana is blooming! I am not going to move it outside this summer, opting to grow it indoors and see what it does. Of course I would like to have some seeds from you. I'll send you a sase if you cmail your snail mail information to me.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
LorettaNJ
Jul 20, 2015 2:48 PM CST
OK, the seeds won't be ready until fall. We can pick it up then. NJBob, you are welcome to some as well if you are interested in dahlias.
ImageSnapshot
Jul 20, 2015 2:54 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
LorettaNJ wrote:OK, the seeds won't be ready until fall. We can pick it up then. NJBob, you are welcome to some as well if you are interested in dahlias.


But I don't want to wait until fall. Rolling on the floor laughing BTW here's my lantana cutting :
Thumb of 2015-07-20/Snapshot/9f0479
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
LorettaNJ
Jul 20, 2015 4:34 PM CST
Well you could have last year's seed now which are still good. You will at least be able to see if the leaves will be dark unless you don't care about that. I'm not sure how much the tuber will develop before frost. I do throw out most of them. Here is an example of one I didn't keep. Poor center, poor petal form, washed out color and green leaves. Most will be like this.
Thumb of 2015-07-20/LorettaNJ/ccb4bf

ImageSnapshot
Jul 20, 2015 8:43 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Cmail sent.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageNJBob
Jul 21, 2015 7:27 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
Thanks for the offer, but I never seem to find the time to take care of seedlings anymore.
LorettaNJ
Jul 22, 2015 10:44 AM CST
Well that's realistic of you. I don't either but I keep on trying.

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