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Types Of Coneflowers

Echinacea ‘After Midnight’

A wonderful new dwarf coneflower with a fragrant, dark magenta flower. The dark black cone and stems really make this particular echinacea stand out. The petals overlap giving it a fuller look than the traditional coneflower. Very nice fragrance . Great for pots or in the front of the garden

Mature Height: 12 inches
Mature Width: 12 inches
Form: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Light: Sun
Flower Color: Dark Purple
Foliage Color: Green
Zone: 4-8

Echinacea “All That Jazz”

Wow! If you liked “Zamphir” or “Jethro Tull” Coreopsis then you are going to love “All That Jazz” coreopsis. It too now has that “fluted” or quilled petals that are truly unique. Perfect for butterflies and hummingbirds. Great cut flower and the seed heads hold long into the winner. Sure to become a top 10 coneflower

Mature Height: 30-36 inches
Mature Width: 18-24 inches
Form: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Light: Sun
Flower Color: Pink (fluted)
Foliage Color: Green
Zone: 3-8

 

Echinacea ‘Aloha’

A new introduction for 2011 with melon yellow flowers. It’s a beautiful variety but looks very similar to other recent introductions. I think it’s worth growing but may and either/or if you have other similar color coneflowers.

Height: 22 inches
Width: 28 inches
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 3 inches
Zone: 4-9
Light: Part Sun to Sun
Flower Time: Summer into Fall

Echinacea ‘Amazing Dream’

A coneflower that was bred using the Tennessee coneflower genes which means it is going to flower it’s heart out. A short, front of the border, type echinacea that stands out because of it’s dark pink flower. There have been some other compact varieties released over the last few years but this one may be one of my favorite.

Height: 16 inches
Width: 20 inches
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 3 inches
Zone: 4-9
Light: Part Sun to Sun
Flower Time: Summer into Fall

Coneflower: Amber MistConeflower_Amber_Mist

This coneflower is a new echinacea brought out by Darwin Plants. With it’s long lasting orange yellow flowers it should prove to be a popular new variety. What we like about it most is its size. It’s the shortest of the yellowish coneflowers at 20″ tall.
Height: 20 inches
Width: 12 inches
Bloom Color: Yellow, Orange
Bloom Size: 3 inches,
Double Bloom Zone: 3-9
Light: Part Sun to Sun
Flower Time: Mid to Late June until September

Coneflower: Big KahunaConeflower_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

Coneflower: Bravado

The flatter the flower the more the color shows. That’s the premise behind Echinacea ‘Bravado’. Hundreds of flat pink flowers show their pink/purple color as well as any coneflower on the market. And they are HUGE. At 48 inches tall, it is one of the tallest coneflower on the market and the flowers are an outstanding 4 to 5 inches across. This is the best coneflower for mass planting in the garden in our opinion.
Mature Height: 48 inches
Mature Width: 36 inches
Bloom Size: 4-5″
Form: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Light: Sun
Flower Color: Light Pink/Pink Foliage
Color: Green
Zone: 4-8

Coneflower: Aster Yellows

 

Aster Yellows is turning out to be a major problem for Echinacea across the world. Aster Yellows doesn’t effect just coneflower but also infects asters, leucanthemum, coreopsis, dianthus, glads, petunias, and marigolds. The first sign that your coneflower may have aster yellows is the loss of color or chlorophyll in the leaves. Other signs are the yellowing of new growth and stems, leaves, and flowers don’t develop properly. The flowers often have cones with sporadic petals or misshaped flower heads. The plants can often be stunted as well. You may think you have a new cool flower but be careful. The disease is caused by a tiny organism called phytoplasma (sounds like something from Ghostbusters) and is spread through leafhoppers. You may think you just have a bad case of leafhoppers but they are actually just the carrier.

Coneflower: Champagne Bubbles

Named for it’s champagne colored center, Echinacea ‘Champagne Bubbles’ stands apart from the darker centered coneflowers. You really don’t notice the difference until you plant this one next to another coneflower and then you’ll realize how bright the plant is. It’s getting to be a bit redundant but this is another Arie Blom introduction. He has cornered the new coneflower market for 2010.
Mature Height: 38 inches
Mature Width: 36 inches
Bloom Size: 3.5″
Form: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Light: Sun Flower
Color: Creamy White Foliage
Color: Green
Zone: 4-8

Coneflower: Coconut Lime

From the breeders of Pink Double Delight comes this new double coneflower with a lime green center. Seems to hit its stride after one year. Another great addition to the ever expanding coneflower garden. Certain to draw attention in the perennial garden. 
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Coneflower: Crazy PinkConeflower_Crazy_Pink

Also known as “Adam Saul”. This plant is grown for one reason, the incredible amount of blooms on one plant. The color is not much different than many other varieties but the amount of flowers is unmatched. For growers, another nice feature is the end of April bloom time. 

Coneflower: Elton Knight

Tired of the one flower per stalk look of older coneflowers? Elton Knight brings the compact look to coneflowers. With multiple flowers on short compact stems, the 4-6 inch flowers present an all summer long show. Another nice attribute is the way the flowers hold their color compared to past varieties. ‘Elton Knight’ was one of only three coneflowers to receive the prestigious Award of Garden Merit in the Royal Horticultural Echinacea trials (2003) From UK breeder Anthony Brooks 

Coneflower: Fancy Frills

Imagine a sunflower that turned pink and you have pictured ‘Fancy Frills’. One of the largest flowers in the coneflower family with an added bonus of wonderful fragrance. 

Coneflower: Fatal Attraction

A fine introduction from breeder Piet Oudolf. What is unique about this coneflower is its vivid pink flowers that outshine your common coneflower. It also has a double row of flowers that stand straight out and never droop. We also love the near black stems that provide a nice contrast to the green foliage. 

Coneflower: Firebird

‘Firebird’ is a great new addition to the coneflower lineup. Although the color may not be different than many of the new varieties, the “shuttlecock” shape of the flower does give it interest and dark cones against the red are eye catching. It reminds us of pallida but it doesn’t look quite as dainty and of course, a much more interesting color.
Mature Height: 34 inches
Mature Width: 18 inches
Bloom Size: 2.5″
Form: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Light: Sun
Flower Color: Red
Zone: 3-8

Coneflower: Hot Lava

A new echinacea for 2010 from Terra Nova Nurseries. Deep orange red petals with even deeper red cones. A great cut flower due to its strong stems. The flower is not quite as deep as this picture but still the deepest orange yet Height: 40 Inches

Coneflower: Hot Summer

What a fine plant from breeder Marco van Noort. Perhaps our favorite new introduction for 2010. This is a breathtaking plant. The flowers emerge yellow and then darken to red as they mature, leaving a beautiful kaleidoscope of color on one plant. Below is a video from Marco showing off some of his new introductions
Mature Height: 36 inches
Mature Width: 36 inches
Bloom Size: 3″
Form: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Light: Sun Flower
Color: Yellow to Red
Foliage Color: Green
Zone: 4-8

Coneflower: Marmalade

Wow! Breeder Arie Blom has outdone himself on this one. A gorgeous fully double orange flower that is the first of its kind. He has a whole stable of new coneflowers for us to enjoy over the next few years but this may be his finest
Mature Height: 32 inches
Mature Width: 30 inches
Bloom Size: 4″
Form: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Light: Sun
Flower Color: Orange
Double Foliage Color: Green
Zone: 4-8

Coneflower: Maui Sunshine

A new coneflower for 2010. The yellow keeps getting better. This new coneflower has huge bright yellow flowers with wonderful orange centers. The best part of this new flower may be the fragrance. One of the better new introductions. As usual watch the water when it’s young. It rots rather easily.
Mature Height: 40 inches
Mature Width:36 inches
Form: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Light: Sun Flower
Color: Yellow
Foliage Color: Green
Zone: 3-8

Coneflower: Mistral

An improved Kim’s Knee High. More compact and more flowers. Here is the description from the patent application, The present invention comprises a new and distinct cultivar of Echinacea, botanically known as Echinacea purpurea, and hereinafter referred to by the cultivar name ‘Mistral’. The new cultivar originated from a naturally-occurring branch mutation of the Echinacea purpurea cultivar ‘Kim’s Knee High’, U.S. Plant Pat. No. 12,242 discovered in 2005 in an outdoor nursery of the inventor in Mijdrecht, The Netherlands.
Mature Height: 15-18 inches
Mature Width: 12-15 inches
Bloom Size: 3.5″
Form: Short
Growth Rate: Fast
Light: Sun
Flower Color: Pink
Foliage Color: Green
Zone: 4-8

Coneflower: Pineapple Sundae

Pineapple Sundae seems to be a very striking coneflower. This is one we haven’t seen in person yet but love all the pictures we’ve seen so far and can’t wait to get our hands on one to trial. If you are sick of all the variations of double pink and double whites, you won’t be disappointed in this one. Imagine this, it’s from Arie Blom and A-B Cultivars
Mature Height: 28 inches
Mature Width: 30 inches
Bloom Size: 3 “
Form: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Light: Sun
Flower Color: Double Yellow/Gold
Foliage Color: Green
Zone: 4-8

Coneflower: Pow Wow Wild BerryPowWow® Wild Berry Echinacea, Coneflower | American Meadows

ECHINACEA purpurea Pow Wow Wild Berry is a new seed variety of Coneflower that is a 2010 AAS Flower Award winner. Wild Berry is a compact form that appears to have more blooms in year one and two than previous seeded varieties of coneflower. Pow Wow Wild Berry a variety released by breeder Jian Ping Ren, Phd a Pan American breeder. According to Ren, “As we were evaluating a large field of Echinacea, a vibrant color immediately caught our attention, and all plans to breed a ‘standard purple’ coneflower flew out the greenhouse windows. The color of Pow Wow Wild Berry was so strong that we chose to focus our complete attention on it. In addition to the amazing color we concentrated breeding efforts on PowWow’s shorter, bushy and very well-branched habit and free-flowering nature. We’re thrilled with Pow Wow Wild Berry, and are happy this All-America Selections award-winner has been well-received.” You should start to see this in finished one gallons (or similar sizes) throughout the United States and Europe in 2011
Height: 16-20 inches
Width: 20-22 inches
Bloom Color: Pink to Light Pink
Bloom Size: 3-4 inches
Zone: 3-9
Light: Part Sun to Sun
Flower Time: Mid to Late June until September

Coneflower: Sunrise

The changing of the guard in the coneflower world. Echinacea Sunrise is a the first of its kind the yellow coneflower world. With its huge 5 inch blooms, Sunrise give off a fragrance that makes you wonder if this really is a coneflower. You soon realize it truly is a coneflower when you see tolerant it is too poor soil conditions and drought. Want to cut some of the flowers? Bring some sharp scissors because the stems are thick and strong and will give you your favorite bouquet of the season. The flowers transcend from a buttery yellow to a lemon yellow as the flower matures. A coneflower collection is complete without this gem.
Mature Height: 18 inches

Mature Width: 18-24 inches

Form: Upright

Growth Rate: Fast

Light: Sun

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage Color: Green

Zone: 3-9

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