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.