Saturday, August 23, 2008
Kim's Mophead White Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Mophead'
This White Coneflower was introduced in 2001 but I just ended up trying it. The several I planted last summer returned and bloomed well. This is the white flowered form of ‘Kim’s Knee High’, which stays about 18 inches tall. That is one of its best attributes. Perfect for smaller areas or in the front of borders. They have an odd but attractive greenish cone. I never knew that Echinacea was a good cut flower until this year. They were so prolific this year that I was cutting a lot of them. In some ways it seems the world has gone Coneflower crazy. That is okay with me.
I have a busy Saturday planned here is my ‘to buy’ list:
1 Six station Irrigation Controller
1 Gallon Bio-Plex Transplanting Aid
12 Five foot ‘U’ Fence Posts
3 Bags 1” Mexican Black Beach Pebbles
On my ‘to do’ list:
Spray Rabbit and Deer Repellent at three different gardens
Check availability for 65 Mums
Apply the Bio-Plex to a 16 foot Magnolia that we have to transplant next week
Dead head the Rose Garden
The good thing is I am going to take my camera with me.
This is a pic of a Skipper on ‘White Swan’ Coneflower.