Sunday, July 31, 2011

Echinacea, Cone flowers

There are endless varieties of Echinacea and they are such easy perennials for the garden.  They don't fall over and they bloom for a very long time if you deadhead them. They are very hardy zones 4-8. They range from 18"-24".  They love the sun and are drought tolerant. One of the most asked for perennial is Echinacea. This one is Echinacea "bravado", a more flat toped flower. There are so many new colors, here are just a few: Echinacea Sunrise, Sundown, Harvest Moon, Twilight, Pineapple sundae, Razzmatazz, Hot papaya, Pink double delight, Flamethrower, Pineapple mint, daydream, Meringue, Strawberrry Shortcake, Pineapple Splash, paradoxa, Irresistible, just to name a few.

This one is Sundown.

This one is Sunrise.   I'm always on the search for more of the Echinaceas, they are all gorgeous!

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