Who doesn't love coneflowers!
They are the favorite flower of many a blogger and a favorite posing flower for the Silvery Checkerspot...
One thing's for sure...while, I love them dearly, especially, our native Echinacea tenneseensis, I've been slow to jump on the bandwagon for some of the
The pom-pom looking ones are not to my liking! No sirree! I like my coneflowers simple. Recurved or upright petals are fine with me and those purples are perfection!
But....I'll come clean! The newer colors are starting to look good! Really good!
In fact, I've been craving some comfort food and may head back to the nursery for
'Mac n Cheese' and 'Tomato Soup' (from Flickr) Mouth watering!
In the meantime, here are my newest nativars/cultivars and hybridized coneflowers.
Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'
Is there anything more gratifying then seeing a bee covered in pollen?
Echinacea~Harvest Moon aka Matthew Saul is a fragrant little beauty
with light gold petals and a classic central cone. Those newer colors have called to me!
This flower has the sturdiest branches and stands up straight and tall!
It's a cross between E purpurea and E paradoxa from the Big Sky Series
She's waiting in the holding spot with E Purpurea 'Magnus' and E purpurea 'Elton Knight'
So tell me~~Have you invited the newer coneflowers into your garden?
Flowers really do intoxicate me.
~ Vita Sackville-West