Articles tagged as coneflowers

Image Make This: Coneflowers from Found Items
By Clint Brown on March 24, 2010

There is an old Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) tree next to the parking lot at work. One morning when I arrived I thought, "That looks just like an Echinacea cone!" A jog in the country led to the discovery of Trumpet Vine's (Campsis radicans) dried seed pods which are so easily cut with scissors! A trip to the Chinese restaurant gave me the pre-made stems (Chopsticks) and I was all set to create!

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Image Try This: Configure
By Clint Brown on March 29, 2010

Many of the new Echinacea cultivars have poor branching. They are often sold as plug-sized plants and often don't survive winter. I have tested Configureâ„¢ on my plants and it has shown to improve branching and decrease plant loss.

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Image Sow This: Echinacea 'PowWow Wild Berry'
By Clint Brown on March 26, 2010

Echinacea 'PowWow Wild Berry' is an All-America Selections Winner for 2010. Featuring intense flower color and compact habit with excellent branching, this plant is already a winner!

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Image Grow This: Color-Changing Echinacea
By Clint Brown on March 29, 2010

There are many new Echinacea cultivars available with new colors and bloom forms. We can now add another new category: "Blooms That Change Colors!"

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Image Buy This: Echinacea 'Blueberry Pie'
By Clint Brown on April 1, 2010

Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc. surprised everyone last year with Echinacea 'Tomato Soup'. This year they are back with the first ever blue Echinacea called 'Blueberry Pie'. This new Echinacea was created in a lab by combining genes from a Petunia of unknown origin and Echinacea 'Ruby Giant' to create something never seen before in the plant world...a blue Echinacea!

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Image Grow This: Echinacea 'Hot Papaya'
By Clint Brown on June 15, 2010

There are several orange and red Echinaceas available now, but none of them come close to Echinacea 'Hot Papaya'. Not only are the blooms large and colorful, but they also have a nice fragrance! The plants are also reliable and return after winter, unlike some of the other Echinacea hybrids.

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