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The Year of the Echinacea

EchinaceaEach year, the National Garden Bureau chooses a perennial to feature as their "Perennial of the Year." They recently announced that 2014 is the "Year of the Echinacea" We are thrilled because Echinacea is one of our favorite perennials and we carry over 20 varieties as seeds and plants.

From their website:

"Echinacea was chosen as the perennial for the National Garden Bureau’s 2014 Year of program because of the vast assortment of flower colors and shapes available to today’s gardener but also because they are such an American staple. EchinaceaThe classic flower shape continues to be a favorite in home and public gardens so it’s time we highlight the history of the “tried and true” classics as well as some of the newer varieties sure to please any home gardener."

Below you can find some of our favorite varieties.

Purple Coneflower, Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea is famous across the country for illumining entire meadows with stunning pink flowers. This butterfly-magnet is easy to grow and makes for spectacular bouquets.

Echinacea Cheyenne SpiritEchinacea Cheyenne Spirit, Echinacea purpurea

In fiery tones of red, orange, and yellow, this drought-tolerant perennial ignites the garden from summer to fall. Cheyenne Spirit is deer-resistant and makes gorgeous summer bouquets.

Echinacea Hot Coral, Echinacea purpurea

Hot Coral makes a fun, bright statement with coral blooms offset by deep centers. Stunning both in the garden and cut for summer bouquets.В 

Echinacea Magnus, Echinacea purpurea

This cheerful-pink variety is a hybrid, bred to have upright petals, unlike the drooping petals of the native variety.

Echinacea MixEchinacea Mix, Echinacea purpurea

A mix of three varieties of this popular perennial, this is an affordable way to fill your sunny garden with colorful flowers.В 

Echinacea White Swan, Echinacea purpurea

Coneflower White Swan is the white version of Purple Coneflower. Together, the two make a great show.В 

View all of our varieties here. Happy Gardening!

 

 

December 1, 2013 В· Amanda Shepard В· One Comment
Tags: , ,  В· Posted in: Gardening in Spring and Summer, Perennials, Wildflowers

One Response

  1. Connie Etter - December 13, 2013

    One of my very fav flowers! This one is beautiful in the summer and lasts throughout the winter for bird food.