|A late season score: I found these gems in a compost pile out for pick-up in my 'hood: rejects of Echinacea. My eye caught them before curb collection. Nine plants in total.|
|Be sure to examine all the leaves and the roots to find any issues; disease or possible rot. Discard if so.|
|This is the hint: even though there are a bunch of tiny plants, instead of planting them separately and having to wait ages until they bulk up - group them instead. Here I've clustered the separate plants together, making two groupings.|
|Dig a large enough hole and place all the divisions together, making sure you don't squish them, allowing just enough space for adequate root growth.|
You can do this as well with the self seeded "plant-lets' that are generally around Echinacea in the garden. A great idea to pot them up as gifts for a friend. This method will allow for less wait time for the plant to establish and plentiful flowers for next summer.