Sunday, March 9, 2014

Echincea 'Big Kahuna'




New for 2014, this coneflower will become the "Big Boss" of your garden.  As many flowers as any coneflower variety out there.  Mango colored flowers with a sweet scent and perfect for cut flowers. 
Height: 20 inches
Width: 21 inches
Flower Color: Tangerine
Zone: 4-9
Light Requirement: Full Sun 
Bloom Time: Summer

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Echinacea 'Tangerine Dream'

HUGE 4" tangerine colored flower makes this one of the best coneflowers in 2012.   No doctoring these pictures.  Brilliant color with a reddish orange background.  Long lasting cut flowers that will last for weeks in on your kitchen table. One of the best new additions in years


Height: 30-36 inches
Width: 24-30 inches
Bloom Color: Pumpkin Orang
Bloom Size: 4 inches
Zone: 4-9
Light: Full Sun
Flower Time: Summer into Fall

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Echinacea 'Southern Belle'





Finally a double dark red coneflower. vThe flowers start light, age to dark red and fade to light pink with time. A great blend of colors that hasn't been seen in the echinacea world.


Height: 24-36 inches

Width: 18-24 inches

Bloom Color: Red fading to Pink

Bloom Size: 2.5 inches

Zone: 4-9

Light: Full Sun

Flower Time: Summer into Fall

Echinacea 'Solar Flare'


This is my photo (please don't steal) and not enhanced. This echinacea has flower of rich reds with huge cones are going to grab your eye from across the garden. You'll also get some dark pinks and magentas. A real improvement in coneflowers from Richard Saul of the Cone Crazy line. A must add for 2012


Height: 24-36 inches

Width: 18-24 inches

Bloom Color: Red, Dark Pink, Magenta

Bloom Size: 2 inches

Zone: 4-9

Light: Full Sun

Flower Time: Summer into Fall

Echinacea Sombrero 'Salsa Red'


A nice orangey red flower that starts out on the light side and ages to a darker color. This echinacea is nice and compact and makes a great cut flower. Part of a ever growing series of colors.


Height: 24 inches

Width: 28 inches

Bloom Color: Orangey Red

Bloom Size: 2.5 inches

Zone: 4-9

Light: Full Sun

Flower Time: Summer into Fall

Monday, February 6, 2012

Echinacea 'Secret Joy'




A new echinacea introduction for 2011 that adds another gorgeous flower to the coneflower lineup. For us the transition to a double flower is just as pretty as the flowers they become. Great fragrance and strong stems for good cut flowers



Height: 24 inches

Width: 28 inches

Bloom Color: Pale Yellow, Double

Bloom Size: 3 inches

Zone: 4-9

Light: Part Sun to Sun

Flower Time: Summer into Fall

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Echinacea 'Secret Lust'

Photo courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries

If you like Pink Double Delight then you'll like this one. Same incredible growth rate and same transition. This new introduction for 2011 has nice orange color when it's in disc form and then reddens up as it becomes a full flower. You can see a hint of pink in the flowers in the right light. We're going to be adding this one to our garden this year.


Height: 25 inches

Width: 36 inches

Bloom Color: Red and Orange, Double

Bloom Size: 3 inches

Zone: 4-9

Light: Part Sun to Sun

Flower Time: Summer into Fall

Echinacea 'Quills and Thrills'


Photo courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries

Another version that seems to be the exact same as 'All that Jazz'. If you've grown that variety you'll realize how special this flower is. The quills do make it stand out in the coneflower garden. This type of echinacea may be in my top five favorites. I look to have a quilled variety in every color in the near future.

Mature Height:22 inches

Mature Width: 26 inches

Form: Upright

Growth Rate: Fast

Light: Sun

Flower Color: Pink (fluted)

Foliage Color: Green

Zone: 3-8