Fabulous new Echinacea

Aug 6, 2010

As with fashion, there are trends that come and go within the world of plant breeding. The hip new thing is Echinacea. Now, it used to be that we had just a few options in the world of cone flowers. Pinky purple..then some pink..then white was the new big thing. Well watch out, because there are about 50 new cone flowers on the market now in all my favorite shades of peach, orange and blends thereof. So lovely...and you are going to WANT them! 


I'll give you a teaser...this is 'Hot Papaya'...so fabulous. At North Haven Gardens in Dallas, we'll have a limited quantity of some of the new Echinacea this fall, plus a big selection of many different varieties in spring and summer of 2011. Varieties such as 'Firebird', 'Secret Desire', 'Tomato Soup', 'Mac N' Cheese', 'Summer Sky' and many more. Can't wait!

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Aug 06, 2010
4:45 pm

Oh, Color me old fashion I guess… for I prefer the simple cone flowers. I do love the color here but it seems like it is trying to be a dahlia. Your photo on the other hand is a beauty… wonderful background. ;>)

Aug 06, 2010
5:27 pm

I planted Hot Papaya this spring and I just love the bright orange blooms. The color last for so long too.

Leslie Finical Halleck
Aug 06, 2010
8:09 pm

Carol, For the most part, I too like the more traditional flower shape. Actually, most of the lovely new colors that are coming on to the market are the traditional flower shape. ‘Hot Papaya’ just happens to be one of the few funkier flowers, along with a white called ‘Milkshake’ and series called ‘Secret’ that has several lovely colors. But some of my favorites are ‘Firebird’, ‘Mama Mia’, ‘Tiki Torch’, ‘Tomato Soup’, ‘Summer Sky’ and a few others. Traditional flower shape, but lovely new shades of coral, peachy pink, oranges, etc.

Aug 06, 2010
9:08 pm

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