What are the pros? Unique form that endures
What are the cons? None to speak of
The slender spoked petals make this a unique addition to our garden. These flowers add a lot of texture, and look good even as the blooms fade because they are already naturally a little "ragged". They are really great both fresh and faded.
The plants tolerate the acid soil of Rhode Island (ph 5.5 where I planted them), and have done well in the hot dry summer. All in all robust and easy to care for.
I marked "Early Maturity" as three stars because as is normal, the flowers grown from seed only bloomed the second year. This has been the case with most cone flowers I have grown from seed, so no problem.
My only regret is that I did not plant in more dense stands. The plants are fairly slender. Next time I will thin the seedlings less.
Over all a great addition of texture and color for the garden.
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