Friday, June 27, 2014

The Coneflowers


Our cone flowers in the mudroom flowerbed are coming into peak bloom. This year, all of the cone flower plants have doubled in size from last year and are extremely vigorous and healthy. Since cone flowers grow so well in the Midwest region, with its long hard Winters, we are wondering if our plants are responding to the extreme Winter we had this year. Maybe they actually benefit from a period of low temperature to perform at their best.


Whatever the reason, its nice to finally have our different varieties all growing so well. Pictured above, "Double Scoop Raspberry".


Unfortunately, the tag has been lost for this pretty white cone flower.


The white cone flower plants have especially struggled in past years, so it's extra gratifying to see such a nice display this year from this variety.



We have two clumps of echinacea "Aloha". It's a really pretty shade of golden yellow. "Aloha" is a really useful plant because it pairs well with red and orange blooming plants but also looks terrific growing next shades of pinks and purples as well.

2 comments:

~Holly~ said...

I love all of your varieties of coneflower!

Mindy said...

Wow, you have so many fun ones! Mine are just starting to bud.