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#129112 Sep 14th, 2007 at 11:03 AM
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Help! I have a 'Sundown' echinacea that seems to have sprouted a totally new plant. The plant you see in the center of the picture is connected to the main plant only by the stem that you see slightly to the right of the center. Not sure of the best way to root it...any thoughts or ideas would be totally appreciated!
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Best to wait til the spring then dig it up.Then just seperate it with some of the roots with a sharp blade or spade, then replant.


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Sunflowers #129130 Sep 14th, 2007 at 12:20 PM
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I am assuming the one in the middle that is connected to the other is not rooted in the ground, right? You can try moving the mulch from underneath it so it is making contact with the dirt. You'll probably have to weigh it down with something so it stays there long enough to take root. Then, either leave it until next year and move it where you want it, or move it this fall. If you choose the latter, make sure it has developed enough root first, and you'll have to give it about 6 weeks to get established in it's new home before heavy frost sets in. Personally, I would wait until next year...just mark where it is now so you'll remember.


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alankhart #129517 Sep 15th, 2007 at 12:25 AM
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Thanks so much! The 'new' plant was not rooted. I put rooting powder around the stem & weighted it into the soil. Hopefully it'll root before winter. Doesn't hurt to try, right? Thanks again for your help!


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