Posted: 08/07/2014 at 21:13
I have several echinaceas including Hot papaya, marmalade, milkshake, guava ice, summer sky, vintage wine, and varieties of Cheyenne,etc etc.
These all need to develop good strong root systems before they flower, kept moist in their first season, very little added fertiliser and plenty of sunshine. Would not divide in their first season either. Can divide in spring when weather is warm but best to develop again for another season before doing this.
To remove flower stems before mid summer helps a long sturdy flower display from July onwards.