I keep wondering that how you propagate echinacea. I know that you can grow it from seed if you don't care if it comes back true to the parent. I am sure that all of these great new cultivars are from Tissue Culture. I am not sure about starting them from cuttings, as, in my many years doing perennial propagation I haven't thought that they were a good canditate. Maybe taking babies off from around the bottom of the plant early in the year would be the way to do it. Personally, me, being the geek that I am, decided to try some of the new Echinaceas last year in my new beds, but I am not impressed with their flower production. I am having an extensive soil test done, as have never found any problems getting Echinaceas to flower.