Friday, November 27, 2009

Pale Coneflower

Pale Coneflower
Echinacea pallida
(ek-in-AY-shee-a) (PAL-lid-duh)
Synonyms: Pink Coneflower, Tall Coneflower

Here is a flower that I have never grown before but want to try. As you can see the flowers are a little different than the ‘regular’ Coneflowers we usually grow. While researching the conditions they like I found that it is not a fussy plant that can tolerate a wide variety of soil conditions. It appears that it likes to grow in drier sections of the garden the best. This patch, which was blooming in Battery Park, was about 3 feet tall and I liked the way the flowers were at several different heights. Dividing is recommending every 4 to 5 years.

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