14 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday—Early Morning Sundown

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I agree with you Malc. The hybrids I’ve tried are not as reliable and I was actually surprised to see this doing so well this week. Mine have been short-lived also.

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  1. Chloris

    The modern hybrids come in such delicious colours but alas so many of them are short lived. I wonder why this is. I love the colour of this one.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Some of the echinacea hybrids have gone over the top I think, in color and frilliness, but I do like this color. It’s the first year that it’s really bloomed well–I’d given up on it.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Of the ones you mentioned I grow Rudbeckia. I’ll have to look up the other two. I like growing Echinacea a lot, even though most are the pinkish flowered ones and not my preferred color. I do have one that is white also.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Me too, I do like that color! Hope you can foil the snails and enjoy your coneflower Cathy. I see an occasional snail but moles are still my current garden nemesis.

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  2. Christina

    All the echinacea are described as short lived in the books I have, a great pity because they are lovely; I’ve just sown the white one, actually they need pricking out!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks for that reminder Christina that all echinacea are short lived. I’d read that but forgotten it. I have one white hybrid and this sunset, but the rest are native Echinacea purpurea. I usually leave the seed heads for the birds, and mine have been multiplying little by little. I’ve tried to move a few around to different areas of the garden. Hope your seedlings do well.

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  3. casa mariposa

    I haven’t discovered my native coneflowers to be short lived at all but the newer hybrids sure are. I have this coneflower in my garden, too. Beautiful pics! I hope mine blooms soon, too!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks and best of luck with your hybrid coneflower. I couldn’t resist the color. The natives are great to have to fill in the garden this time of year.

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