New Echinacea in bloom…

Jun 2, 2011

I'm obsessed with all the new lovely Coneflower (Echinacea spp.) varieties on the market these days. I wrote a feature on them this spring for Neil Sperry's Gardens magazine and have planted many in my own garden. Here are a couple of my favorites in bloom right now...

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Echinacea 'Secret Lust' - a lovely pom pom bloom with peach to pink blooms

Echinacea_tangerinedream

Echinacea 'Tangerine Dream' Large orange blooms with burgundy center

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Lona
Jun 02, 2011
1:43 pm

I love Echinacea and both of these are beautiful.There are so many new ones coming out now.

Leslie Finical Halleck
Jun 04, 2011
10:22 am

I’m such a fan of orange, peach and coral color flowers…most of the new ones fall into this range. Perfect companions for all my peach colored roses!

Laura
Jun 25, 2011
1:59 am

Beautiful flowers.  Are they hsard to grow?

Leslie Finical Halleck
Jul 13, 2011
6:25 pm

Laura - Echinacea are super easy to grow. The one thing they don’t like are wet feet, meaning they prefer good drainage and don’t do well in beds that receive too much moisture or don’t drain well. Of course new plantings will need extra water, especially this time of year. But once established they are drought tolerant and very tough summer bloomers.

occuckyonen
Jun 14, 2012
10:15 am

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