Posted: 23/09/2013 at 20:42
Hmm. I posted a reply today but not on thread.
I,love echinaceas amd grow several. They are best not flowering in their first year. They need to build up a good root system first. So,Elaine, I would keep in the GH over winter then pot into bigger pots early in spring. Then plant out in mid to late spring. Put generous amount of compost, dried manure, etc plus organic fertiliser in planting hole/mix. Don't allow to flower before mid summer....remove flower stems. After that let them flower