Echinacea Photos forum: Double Scoop Lemon Cream

 
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ImageSnapshot
Jun 20, 2016 11:33 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Not overly impressive nor very colorful. In fact it's rather dull. Sometimes you pick a winner and sometimes you don't. I didn't pick a winner with this one.
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There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
SummerPerson
Jun 21, 2016 9:47 AM CST
Name: Vicki
Missouri Zone 5b
It may not take too much sun to fade that one out to white.
ImageSnapshot
Jun 21, 2016 10:41 AM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
From my experience double yellows aren't very stable. I have Meteor Yellow and it's not very yellow either.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageSnapshot
Jun 21, 2016 3:10 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Lemon Cream v. Meteor Yellow
Neither are particularly a great yellow and I'm not impressed by either.
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There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageNJBob
Jun 22, 2016 7:30 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
The double yellows are disappointing , my Meteor yellow did not come back and to tell the truth I do not really care. Secret Glow is nice but more of a gold color. Pineapple Sundea is a true yellow but you can never find it , must be a problem with production.
ImageSnapshot
Jun 22, 2016 9:03 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
I am not sure if I will get another double yellow until I can see one locally.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageSnapshot
Jul 11, 2016 1:12 AM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
This photo shows better color than the previous ones. Much improved with a deeper shade of yellow although I hesitate to call it yellow. Still, it's an improvement and promising.
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There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageNJBob
Jul 11, 2016 7:26 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
Better but not making my want list. I did see Sombrero Blanco and not impressed large crowns with very small petals, not much lie the pictures. Pow Wow White is nicer and much cheaper.
ImageSnapshot
Jul 11, 2016 8:02 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
I agree with you. Not another white. One or two is plenty and I have a white already. BTW, Baja Burgundy is a good variety, lots of flowers and holds color a
long time like Salsa Red.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageNJBob
Jul 12, 2016 7:44 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
I have not seen that one yet but pictures look nice , I did pick up an Adobe Orange because I think it was mis-marked for 5 dollars where the other Echinacea were 15, so worth giving it another chance.
ImageSnapshot
Jul 13, 2016 12:56 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
NJBob wrote:I have not seen that one yet but pictures look nice , I did pick up an Adobe Orange because I think it was mis-marked for 5 dollars where the other Echinacea were 15, so worth giving it another chance.


I have come to really like Adobe Orange and I think that it's my favorite orange single. It stays compact and holds color a long time. For me, that series from Ball is doing well.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageNJBob
Jul 13, 2016 7:19 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
It is a very nice orange just about the same as Tiki Torch. The difference to me is that Tiki Torch has a dark crown that sets the color off better. Dixie Blaze opens up a slightly darker orange but ages to just about the same color. All 3 are winners color wise. Big surprise was Tiki Torch came back and has grow nicely this year hopefully this will be my lucky year with Adobe Orange.
ImageSnapshot
Jul 18, 2016 11:52 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
I ordered Tiki Torch for $3 when Santa Rosa was clearing out their plants this month. This will be my 3rd attempt with it. For $3 I can't go wrong and if it makes it I'll be thrilled. It's a variety that I have literally lusted after for years so when I saw it for $3 I jumped on it. Too bad it won't ship until late August. I'm sold on Adobe Orange though and I'll not hesitate to buy another one it's that good and it over wintered in a pot! I never saw it locally again this year so I'm glad that I bought it last year.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageNJBob
Jul 19, 2016 6:39 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
I wonder why it is not around by you , it is everywhere here. I do not think I have been to any garden center that does not have it.
ImageSnapshot
Jul 19, 2016 8:14 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
I don't shop at all of the nurseries locally and it may have been available but the ones that I did visit never had it. Even if they did it would be $15 or more. I won't pay that much for a plant no matter how much I love it.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageNJBob
Jul 20, 2016 9:31 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
Most plants here are over 15 for a one gallon plant here going as high as 21. At HD the Sombrero go for 9 or 10 and at Lowe's I have seen them between 9 and 12 depending on variety.
ImageSnapshot
Jul 21, 2016 12:35 AM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
The Sombrero varieties at Lowe's were $8 and the Double Scoop were $13. This is the very reason why I depend on Santa Rosa Gardens so much. Yes, there are advantages to buying locally but by taking advantage of online sales I can sometimes get 2 plants online for the price of 1 locally. I often find that 3.5p" plants planted early do better than gallon plants which aren't available until late May or early June. Those I have to baby for weeks or more just to keep them alive. The Mandarin that I bought at Lowe's this year is still alive and in bloom but it's not as strong as my Santa Rosa or Garden Harvest plants. Now Cheesier from Garden Harvest looks great and has 3 blooms on it. Almost all of my Santa Rosa plants look good too. Lemon Cream and Baja Burgundy are strong plants also and they were bought online. Local garden centers just don't/can't carry the variety and their prices are out of my budget. The Mandarin at Lowes was tagged as Salsa Red for $7.95 which is a good buy compared to $12.95 for the "real" one. I'm willing to pay as much as $10 locally but not more. One more thing, HD plants are treated with neonicotinoids whereas Santa Rosa plants aren't and if I know that a seller uses neonics I won't buy their plants.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright
ImageNJBob
Jul 21, 2016 9:17 AM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
Home Depot is working on getting rid of them right now 80% free and all will be gone by 2018. I think Lowe's is supposed to end the following year. I do get most of my plants online but do buy clearance or sale plants when I can get them. For me best survival rate has come from 1 gallon plants.
ImageNJBob
Jul 21, 2016 6:59 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
I stopped by a garden center today because I heard they were having a 25% off sale , what a waste of time prices were so high that that sale price was more expensive then reg. price anywhere else. 22 dollars for one gallon Heuchera and Echinacea. They did have Baja Burgandy which was a nice looking plant might try it next year if I see it online.
ImageSnapshot
Jul 21, 2016 9:21 PM CST
Name: Bob
Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs
I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Baja Burgundy is available from New Garden Plants where I bought mine. Those prices remind me of some online nursery prices which are beyond outrageous. Why or how do they stay in business or why are people naive enough to pay exorbitant prices for plants that can be bought for half of what some nurseries are asking? And often their plants are sold out. It must be the same folks that buy items on eBay for more than retail. Rolling my eyes. Yes, we have garden centers here that get $22 for gallon sized plants but I stopped frequenting them. You almost have to pay admission to visit. Hilarious!
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

Steven Wright

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