National Garden Bureau celebrates 2014 as the year of the Echinacea - A great choice for a pollinator friendly garden that also adds color and texture for a…
Artisan Yellow Ombre is a great plant for anyone wanting vibrant color all season long in their perennial garden, or to use as a cut flower. This is the first F1 hybrid echinacea series that comes in individual colors. This winner, with an intense golden yellow bloom along with graduated colors of yellow, is a gem in the garden. Pollinators will flock to this echinacea, and gardeners will love this low-maintenance, long-blooming beauty. Hardy in zones 4a to 10b.
Echinacea Pretty Parasols look just like lovely parasols indeed. Pretty Parasols is easy to look after;it is low maintenance and has high endurance in wind, cold, heat, and sun. Pretty Parasols has strong stems and does not flop. It has a long and rich flowering period from July until November. The flowers appear one after another, so they do not open all at the same time and they do appear at different heights which gives a ‘wild’ look.
This new collection of Coneflower called Artisan™ Collection Red Ombre & Soft Orange. Both of these echinancea open with deep coloring and soften with age. The plants provide a great display their first year, with many seasons of incredible color thereafter. Remember growing Echinacea is a great way to attract birds and butterflies. This collection is new from NGB member PanAmerican Seed & Kieft Seed.
An enchanting green cone - as green as the leaves - at the center of every bloom, framed by dense petals in a lovely palette of pink hues. Lush foliage and sturdy, upright stems create a beautiful backdrop for the continuous profusion of blooms from late spring through fall. Stunning in beds, borders and containers.
New for 2021 Echinacea Paradiso Dwarf Blend. This compact coneflower is quick to bloom, providing a beautiful array of colors, perfect for adding long-lasting color to the garden or a bouquet! This first-year flowering, dwarf echinacea comes in vibrant colors that will light up the garden from our NGB member Botanical Interests
Grow these AAS Winning Echinacea to attractive birds, bees, and butterflies to your garden. Echinacea is generally deer resistant. Because of their root structure, the plants are drought tolerant and can withstand heat and wind. Used in garden borders or backgrounds, Echinacea adds color and texture for a wildflower or prairie-style garden.
"The deep reddish-burgundy flower color was a standout and the plants were consistently full and compact," said one AAS Judge about Echinacea Sombrero Baja Burgundy. The beautiful flower color is without equal among coneflowers and is perfect for cut flowers. After being trialed over three tough winters, the AAS Judges noted this standout’s hardiness, sturdy branching, and floriferous blooming habit. Bred by Darwin Perennials.
Leave your dried echinacea (coneflower) seed heads standing all winter. The seed heads continue to provide bird food (a finch's favorite) after other sources have been exhausted. Or If you do want to tidy up the perennial beds, the stems should be removed on a dry day so that the cut stems can heal over before rain and disease can set in. Usually, two to three dry days is adequate.
Echinacea Yellow My Darling - Tip: Choose plants that are hardy, avoiding plants that are less hardy than your zone.If you live in a zone 4, but can get away with growing perennials that are only hardy to zone 5 – this is not the best time to plant. These perennials need a full growing season for the best chance to overwinter, particularly as a young plant. In fact, it is safest to plant perennials that are one zone hardier than yours (planting a zone 3 perennial if you live in zone 4).
The SunSeekers Coneflower series offers varieties in several incredible, nonfading colors. Salmon's semi-double flowers emerge as a lovely shade of salmon-pink with some soft yellow petals in the center. As the aromatic blooms mature, their salmon-pink petals become pale pink and large, dark crimson cones form. Pollinators eat this flower's nectar in summer, while songbirds feed on its seeds during winter. Available from our NGB member Brecks
Echinacea Adobe Orange from Jung Seed Company - National Garden Bureau - This high performance coneflower has blooms so brilliant they're beacons in the flowers border. Compact, well-branched plants produce an abundance of rich orange bloom from June well into August. #Newforthegarden #gardeningtips #flowergarden
Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit' 2013 AAS Flower Award Winner This stunning first-year flowering Echinacea captures the spirit of the North American plains by producing a delightful mix of flower colors from rich purple, pink, red and orange tones to lighter yellows, creams and white.