Thursday, September 22, 2011

Marmalade Coneflower


Echinacea purpurea 'Marmalade'

(ek-in-AY-shee-a) (pur-PUR-ee-uh)

Another new Coneflower for 2011 Marmalade has a truly unique color. The large flowers are fully double with a lot of petals. This is a flower that can look several different colors depending on the lighting with tangerine, yellow and pink overtones. It seems sturdy and the stalks can support the heavy flowers. This plant was developed as part of the Cone-fections series by AB-Cultivars in the Netherlands. The flowers are fragrant (I didn’t notice that) and work well as cut flowers.

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