Sunday, August 21, 2011

Coneflower



Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea 'Raspberry Truffle'
(ek-in-AY-shee-a) (pur-PUR-ee-uh)

It wouldn’t be summer if we didn’t get a couple new Coneflower varieties. When I say new it means new to me. I generally don’t think of a plant as ‘introduced’ until it makes it to at least a couple of the wholesale distributors we use. Then it is on the market and not just something you gawk at in a catalog. 'Raspberry Truffle' is a brand new flower for 2011 and it is already available for sale. The flower shape is a little weird but the color is stunning. We have laid off using too much Echinacea because a lot of it died out over the years. I think a couple of winters had conditions that were favorable to them not returning.

Since it is Sunday come join us at Today’s Flowers .

Bonus flower for Sunday.



White Coneflower
Echinacea 'Heavenly Dream'

This Coneflower was introduced in 2009. Its bright white flower and compact habit do make it a bit of a dream.

5 comments:

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Right now I have two varieties of Echinacea...Magnus and a small one, perhaps Kim's Knee High. They do appeal to the Goldfinches and butterflies. I leave the seedheads through the fall for the birds to have food.
Love that white one, maybe I will search it out to add to the garden. White really adds a pop to the garden. Your other one looks similar to the Razzmatazz one. Kind of fun!

LauraX said...

Beautiful ♥ I love the first one, such a wonderful color.

Misty Dawn said...

Both of these photographs are GORGEOUS!

Denise said...

These colors of the cone flower I have never seen before. They're gorgeous!

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

I have the white one and it has self seeded so I have more than before!