How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Coneflowers
I have purchased Cheyenne Spirit Coneflowers from QVC 3 times.Mine are covered with flowers. On 1 plant alone I can count 17 beautiful orange flowers. I don’t ever have issues with mine. I am saving my seeds to plant in my pasture.Mine are Purple,yellow,red and salmon. I wish I could send pictures of them.On QVC I order from Cottage Farms they guarantee their flowers for a year.
I planted some Cherokee Spirit Coneflowers in May. They looked great, but shortly after rabbits ate most of the leaves. One is down to nubs. They don't seem to be growing any new stalks or very many leaves. Will they recover, or do I just need to replant?
The coneflower will come back I make a cages out of that chicken wire it’s green little squares I form a circle once they get so big and hey don’t bother them anymore
rabbits and coneflowers as soon as the new growth starts with those fresh wonderful greens here comes the bunnys, I put buckets with the bottoms cut out of the buckets and put them over the baby coneflowers until they get a big bigger
I'm stumped. Over the course of two years I planted 7 or 8 various echinacea. They came up, flourished and even self seeded for a year or two and then, for no apparent reason, two years ago not a single plant came up. A few of these were pretty healthy, large specimens. The care they received was always consistent and I never use herbicides or insecticides near them. Have UFO's invaded my garden and carried them away?
I'm not sure if UFOs had anything to do with it, but from the research I've done on herbicides, some are water soluble. This means that they can evaporate with water, be collected in rain water clouds, and then be dispersed throughout an area. If you have neighbors using herbicides, it's quite possible this happened. It's a really big and unspoken problem, especially since these chemicals can poison ground water and local ponds and lakes. Just some fruit for thought. I'd suggest should and water testing in the area. Truth is, if it's affecting the soil, it's probably affecting you too.
I have a 30 x 60 greenhouse. I purchased a tray of echinacea plugs from a reputable company, and they were beautiful. I potted them each into 4 " pots of sterile potting mix. I also added just a very small sprinkle of timed release fertilizer.. They sseemed fine for 2 weeks. I did fertilize my entire greenhouse with miracle grow liqua fertilizer with an injector a week ago. It is very warm in the ghse when the sun is shining. Today I notice that the leaves on the plants are turning brown and crisping. The centers of the plants look fine. Too wet? too dry? Too hot? to much Fertilizer? Or too much salt in my well water? Nothing else in the ghse is affected like they are..