Monday, May 07, 2012

White Coneflower

White Coneflower
Echinacea 'Fragrant Angel'

This is considered a purple coneflower even though it is white. I am not sure what happened to the coneflowers at the estate but most have died out over the last few years. This is something that was noticed in several other gardens that we tend to. It is surprising because they seemed to be a rock steady perennial before that. We will have to buy more to build up the stock again. My feeling on the coneflower wipeout was that winter conditions were not to their liking over the last couple of years but I am really not sure what happened.

We are off to tend to the big rose garden today. The last time we were there the roses had suffered some late frost damage. Hopefully they have thrown that off and are growing for the season now.

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