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Up Close and Personal: Echinacea ‘Fragrant Angel’

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Timid Coneflowers

In 2015 ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ Echinaceas really made an impression on me (I took this photo at a botanical garden): But in their second year in my garden, my own plants were less than impressive. They grew only about a foot … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal: Echinacea ‘Julia’

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A Bevy of Blooms: Echinacea ‘Ruby Giant’

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Echinacea ‘Double Scoop Cranberry’

‘Double Scoop Cranberry’ is a coneflower with rich, berry-colored double blooms: The flowers have single petals when they first open. Over time those first petals recurve and the center of the flower gets thicker and thicker as more tiny petals … Continue reading

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Echinacea ‘Cleopatra’ Blooms for Months

‘Cleopatra’ Echinacea is named for pretty yellow butterfly that’s native to the Mediterranean. This lovely perennial starts blooming in early June and those flowers keep coming throughout summer into fall. ‘Cleopatra’ grows 16 to 18 inches tall with bright-yellow flowers … Continue reading

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Echinacea ‘Primadonna Deep Rose’

Echinacea ‘Primadonna Deep Rose’ has flowers that are more light pink than deep rose (at least the ones growing in my flowerbeds). I think the color is pretty: Those flowers are very large–5 to 6 inches across: This perennial grows … Continue reading

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Echinacea ‘Tiki Torch’

Oh how I love the color of this hardy coneflower, and my photos don’t do it justice: ‘Tiki Torch’ grows 28-36 inches tall on upright stems. The flowers are a gorgeous, spicy-orange color. My plant got buried by other perennials … Continue reading

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No Fragrance for this ‘Fragrant Angel’

Earlier this year I mentioned feeling a little foolish about growing a ‘Fragrant Angel’ coneflower without ever taking a whiff of the flowers to see if they indeed had any fragrance. This summer I wasn’t going to let that happen … Continue reading

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Echinacea ‘Fragrant Angel’

What kind of person buys a plant with the name “fragrant” in it but doesn’t even take as little as a whiff of the flowers all summer long? Whoops. I have it on my to-do list for later this spring … Continue reading

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