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Favorite new perennial

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Tansy blog photos
Joined: 8/29/2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 23
Posted: Sep/09/2007 10:58 PM PST

Pink Double Delight Coneflower. I like it so much, I went back and got another one. The tag said the more you deadhead, the more it blooms, and it really does.
It only gets 18-20 in. tall so it's a good size for the front of beds.


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chattycarnation blog photos
Joined: 4/02/2003
Location: Central Illinois
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Posted: Sep/10/2007 2:30 AM PST

Tansy, I really like those, thanks for sharing. I have never seen that cultivar around here!
bensmom98 blog photos
Joined: 7/26/2006
Location: Lake Champlain Valley
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Posted: Sep/10/2007 5:42 AM PST

That is very pretty Tansy!
Tansy blog photos
Joined: 8/29/2007
Location: Ohio
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Posted: Sep/10/2007 10:23 PM PST

Thank you Chatty and bensmom! I ordered one from an online garden site, the other I found at the nursery right up the road from me a month later. We were out taking a drive in the country one day and stumbled onto a family run nursery which they started on their farm. The guy loves coneflower and specializes in them. I was so excited because conefowers are my favorite perennial beside Phlox. The Pink Double Delight is a fairly new one. I think this is the second year on the market.
Mainegal
Joined: 3/30/2002
Location: Southern Maine Zone4/5
Posts: 2550
Posted: Sep/11/2007 5:42 PM PST

Very nice, thanks for sharing. I like them too and supposely had gotten a rasp color one I think it was but it came up purple this yr. Got to look back at the tag. i planted white seeds that a friend gave me 2 yrs ago and it bloomed this yr for the first time and it was purple.
i want to get some different color ones. The supposely white ones I winter sowed and they did well grown from seed. Save some seeds, sure would love to have some. Thanks
Tansy blog photos
Joined: 8/29/2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 23
Posted: Sep/11/2007 7:33 PM PST

I'll be saving seeds for sure. I have white swan also and have seeds already saved for it. And....Sundown, and Sunset too.
I don't see much difference in the 2 of those, but it seems Sunset bloomed better. That might be because of where I had them planted though.
Here's pics -


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Tansy blog photos
Joined: 8/29/2007
Location: Ohio
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Posted: Sep/11/2007 7:35 PM PST

Mainegal - I forgot to say if you'd like me to save seeds for any one of these...or all, let me know and I'll put your name on my seed list.
bensmom98 blog photos
Joined: 7/26/2006
Location: Lake Champlain Valley
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Posted: Sep/12/2007 7:34 AM PST

I have a sunset/sundown (whatever) coneflower , but I think it died.
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Posted: Sep/12/2007 8:40 AM PST

I don't have much luck with mine either. They look good in the spring but then the leaves brown and they never rebloom, though they get buds. Maybe they just need to settle in.
Mainegal
Joined: 3/30/2002
Location: Southern Maine Zone4/5
Posts: 2550
Posted: Sep/12/2007 9:29 AM PST

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Originally posted by Tansy
Mainegal - I forgot to say if you'd like me to save seeds for any one of these...or all, let me know and I'll put your name on my seed list.


I would love to have some seeds from each. Thank you so much
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