Monday, September 1, 2014

Plant of the Month - Cone Flowers

I fell in love with Cone Flowers (also known as Echinacea) when I drove by a house that had Cone Flowers and Black-eyed Susan planted alongside the road.  It was breathtaking. Ever since it has been a love affair with the flower.  They used to be mostly pink and white, but now as horticulturists experiment with new varieties, I’ve seen them in yellow, orange and green.  Not only do they make a beautiful mix with other late summer perennials, if left unattended in a winter garden their empty stalks make for an excellent addition to the winter landscape.  

Light:  Partial Shade/Full Sun

Zones:  3 - 9

Plant Type:  Perennial

Plant Height:  27 – 32”

Plant Width:  18 – 24”

Flower Color:  Pink, white with new colors arriving every season 

Bloom Time:  Mid - late summer

Special Features:  Easy to grow, makes a vibrant mix with Daisies and Black-eyed Susan

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