New Coneflowers For 2006
Echinacea Sunrise Echinacea purpurea x parado Sunrise
Sunrise is a coneflower that is very special. It has very large 4 1/2 to 5 inch deep yellow blooms that are wonderfully fragrant. The folks at Wayside Gardens say, "As the blooms mature, they turn a lighter, more buttery shade of yellow, so by the middle of summer, your planting will have every shade of yellow from "school bus" to pale lemon blooming at once! " For a great description and a place to buy, go to Wayside Gardens Website. This plant will be hard to find at the retail level until next year.
New Coneflowers For 2005
New for 2004 - Orange Meadowbrite™
New For 2004 - Purple Coneflower Vintage Wine
Purple Coneflower Vintage Wine New For 2004
(Echinacea purpurea Vintage Wine)
From Park Seed Company
Popular Coneflower Varieties
‘Alba’ has creamy white petals around greenish centers.
‘Bright Star’ is rose-pink with maroon centers, grows 2 to 2½ feet tall.
‘Magnus,’ a main selection of the Perennial Plant Association for 1998, has brilliant carmine petals that do not droop, and orange centers.
‘Robert Bloom’ is cerise-mauve-crimson, with orange or purplish-brown centers; it grows to 3 feet tall.
‘White Lustre’ has bright white, curved petals; grows to 2½ feet; is drought resistant.
‘White Swan’ is bright white with copper-orange centers; it grows to 2 feet tall with a compact habit and honey-like fragrance.