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Coneflower plants not sprouting?

Postby jrmtl » May 23, 2008 9:54 pm

Hi,

I've planted 5 different coneflower varieties along with a blackeyed susan last fall ( roots ).
I am not sure if they died during winter as I'm not seeing any sprouts so far this spring from any of them?

Have I done something wrong as I have followed the planting guide instructions.

Any advice would be appreciated
John :(
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Postby murphy » May 23, 2008 10:04 pm

they really should be up by now...not sure what you can do. I think perhaps they must have died. Mine are alread about four inches tall.
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Re: Coneflower plants not sprouting?

Postby Durgan » May 24, 2008 6:06 am

jrmtl wrote:Hi,

I've planted 5 different coneflower varieties along with a blackeyed susan last fall ( roots ).
I am not sure if they died during winter as I'm not seeing any sprouts so far this spring from any of them?

Have I done something wrong as I have followed the planting guide instructions.

Any advice would be appreciated
John :(


Coneflowers always appear. Give them time. I have even rototiller over the roots and they still appear. They are slow in emerging.
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Postby Sharon Bryson » May 24, 2008 8:24 am

The new varieties of coneflowers are not as vigorous as the "normal" Echinacea.
A fall planted root doesn't always have as good a chance as the spring-planted. They also dislike poor drainage(especially the rudbeckia), another strike against them.
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Postby jrmtl » May 24, 2008 9:19 am

Thank you all for your responses ...
I don't know if I should dig them up and see or just wait?

I planted them along the the walls of the house at normal recommended depth.
Do you think they have all gone bad ?
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Postby countrychic » May 24, 2008 9:39 am

I have been wondering about mine too! The leaves look pretty much dead and dried up, and no sign of new growth. They are along a wall and get full sun. I'm thinking the winter killed them, or maybe some salt got on them? In between them are my Black-eyed Susans, and they're flourishing already. I'm going to wait a while to see if anything emerges.
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Postby jrmtl » May 24, 2008 1:30 pm

At least u have leaves of some sort.
Same here , I planted along a wall and no real contamination gets there, unless like you say the winter killed them.

Mine were roots. I don't think it's normal that nothing has emerged from the ground out of any of them even the Black eyed susan.
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Postby hosta crazy » May 24, 2008 1:41 pm

Mine are up about 4 inches as well. But last year mine took longer to come up.
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Postby jrmtl » May 24, 2008 2:36 pm

I guess since it's their first year after planting it may take a while?
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Re: Coneflower plants not sprouting?

Postby jrmtl » May 24, 2008 9:23 pm

Durgan wrote:
jrmtl wrote:Hi,

I've planted 5 different coneflower varieties along with a blackeyed susan last fall ( roots ).
I am not sure if they died during winter as I'm not seeing any sprouts so far this spring from any of them?

Have I done something wrong as I have followed the planting guide instructions.

Any advice would be appreciated
John :(


Coneflowers always appear. Give them time. I have even rototiller over the roots and they still appear. They are slow in emerging.


What are the chances that 6 plants don't grow and you say that yours were even minced with a rotary tiller :)
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