Friday, July 22, 2011

Nice Shades


Name derived from the Greek word
echino meaning hedgehog.
Due to the spiny central disk.

Prima Donna has beautiful shades of pinks, purples, and oranges. It stands about 4' in height and needs no staking due to the very hardy stalks. Echinacea is an old fashioned prairie plant resembling the daisy with swept-back petals. They are happy flowers being hardy, drought tolerant, and long-blooming. Available in many different colors and flower styles of whites, yellows, pinks, corals, purples, and reds. The last couple years there have been some outstanding varieties introduced into the market. If you want to see collections of Echinaceas that you can to add to your gardens check out Terra Nova Nursery. They are the leaders of breeding the most varieties with color and flower interest.

USDA hardiness zone 3 to zone 9

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