Category Archives: Coneflower

A Bevy of Blooms: Coneflower ‘Ruby Giant’

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PowWow Lacking Wow?

A few years ago I planted a couple of ‘PowWow Wild Berry’ echinacea (coneflower) plants because they had a reputation for lots and lots of blooms. The flowers are pretty and they don’t fade, but my plants are definitely not … Continue reading

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Mystery Coneflower

I bought this coneflower back when hybird coneflowers first became all the rage. Most of them were lucky if they survived a winter in my backyard, and I soon went back to growing just the native coneflowers. But this plant … Continue reading

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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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