I have decided to join the blogging craze. I am looking forward to taking a moment to find out a little more about the plants I have been photographing. I hope to explore all aspects of plants, flowers, trees and other garden related topics. Sorry about having to watermark the photos but there are a lot of people using them without permission.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Echinacea purpurea 'Raspberry Truffle'
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.
Echinacea 'Heavenly Dream'
This Coneflower was introduced in 2009. Its bright white flower and compact habit do make it a bit of a dream.
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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!
Beautiful ♥ I love the first one, such a wonderful color.
Both of these photographs are GORGEOUS!
These colors of the cone flower I have never seen before. They're gorgeous!
I have the white one and it has self seeded so I have more than before!
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