Echinacea

  • Echinacea 'Flame Thrower' in July

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Echinacea has this simplicity, innocent, and countryside look that it even makes its common pink colour pure and attractive. The new varieties are getting prettier in colours and forms as they come into the market each year; costly. Many new varieties are very disappointing either because their flowers are not really as their pictures suggest, or their growth habit is feeble. The only way to find out is to try them yourselves. (Feedback from other gardeners on the internet can sometimes be misleading/confusing.)

Most species are native to central Canada, and are known to be short-lived. I should try to remember to divide some of the more mature clumps before they disappear from the garden. They are supposed to be tolerance of clay soil. Most of my Echinaceas need some form of support either by their neighbouring plants or some form of stakes, as their flowering seasons progress.
Although we acquired many varieties over the years, we have slow down significantly because of our utter frustration coping with the vole destruction. I hope to summon enough courage next spring take a survey of what are left.

Echinacea ‘Coral Reef’

It has a very clean shade of peach and elegant form, but it is not vigorous in my garden. Perhaps, the voles has some thing to do with it.

Echinacea ‘Coconut Lime’

One of the best creamy white forms. It is reliable and elegant.

Echinacea ‘Dixie Sun’

It is an attractive clean creamy yellow form; still under observation.

Echinacea ‘Doubledeckers’

It is not particularly attractive colour or form. It did not survive long in my garden.

Echinacea ‘Fatal Attraction’

Echinacea ‘Flame Thrower’

It has a simple form and is one of the more reliable orange Echinacea in my garden, but it is not particularly vigorous.

Echinacea ‘Green Envy’

I suspect this one is lost in my garden.

Echinacea ‘Green Jewel’

This is an attractive green form. It survive well in my garden.

Echinacea ‘Guava Ice’

It is a pale peach form under observation.

Echinacea ‘Gum Drop’

I don’t think this is a garden worthy pink flower.

Echinacea ‘Harvest Moon’

One of the most attractive single orange forms. It survive well in my garden.

Echinacea ‘Hot Papaya’

It is one of the most showy Echinacea. Unfortunately it does not survive well in my garden between the voles and the wet feet.

Echinacea ‘Irresistable’

It has likely committed suicide already.

Echinacea ‘Mango Meadowbrite’

It committed suicide after one season long ago. It does not has much special attribute anyway.

Echinacea ‘Marmalade’

This is a really attractive double pale orange that blooms really well. I believe my plant was eaten by vole after a couple of seasons. I must replace it.

Echinacea ‘Meringue’

I think I lost this one somewhere in the garden.

Echinacea ‘Milkshake’

This is another beautiful cream white Echinacea like ‘Coconut Lime’. It is also reliable.

Echinacea ‘Orange Meadowbrite’

Not sure it is still around.

Echinacea ‘Passion Flute’

I acquired a small weak plant, lost it in one season. I need to try it again because I really like the form and colour.

Echinacea ‘Pink Double Delight’

It is a feeble Echinacea. Its delicate is only noticeable on closeup.

Echinacea ‘Pow Wow Wild Berry’

I was surprised to find that its refreshing pink colour is attractive to me. Its vigorous blooming habit on compact plant make it very desirable for landscape use.

Echinacea ‘Pow Wow White’

This is the white equivalent of ‘Pow Wow Wild Berry’. I find it attractive and useful.

Echinacea ‘Raspberry Tart’

It disappeared over winter after one season; probably eaten by voles.

Echinacea ‘Raspberry Truffle’

Another one that disappeared over winter after one season; probably eaten by voles.

Echinacea ‘Razzmatazz’

This is an attractive ‘double’ Echinacea (even though it is pink) that is a vigorous bloomer and survives well.

Echinacea ‘Rubinstein’

This Echinacea has no notable ornamental attributes.

Echinacea ‘Ruby Star’

This Echinacea has no notable ornamental attributes.

Echinacea ‘Sandy Yellow’

A fairly new pale yellow Echinacea. It is under observation.

Echinacea ‘Secret Desire’

Not sure where I planted it.

Echinacea ‘Secret Joy’

A fairly new pale yellow Echinacea. It is under observation.

Echinacea ‘Solar Flare’

This is probably the prettiest shade of pink Echinacea; with a touch of red tone. It is still under observation.

Echinacea ‘Summer Sky’

This is a vigorous pale peach single Echinacea.

Echinacea ‘Summer Sun’

This Echinacea has no notable ornamental attributes.

Echinacea ‘Sundown’

This is probably the first Echinacea cultivar we bought. It is vigorous and survives well in my garden.

Echinacea ‘Sunrise’

A fairly new pale yellow Echinacea. It is under observation.

Echinacea ‘Supreme Flamingo’

A fairly new pale peachy red Echinacea. It is under observation.

Echinacea ‘Tangerine Dream’

It survived couple of seasons and disappeared over winter likely eaten by voles.

Echinacea ‘White Swan’

One of the earliest acquisitions. It is still a very attractive and useful white Echinacea.

Echinacea 'Coral Reef'

Echinacea ‘Coral Reef’


Echinacea 'Coconut Lime'

Echinacea ‘Coconut Lime’


echinacea 'Coconut Lime'

echinacea ‘Coconut Lime’


Echinacea 'Coconut Lime'

Echinacea ‘Coconut Lime’


Echinacea 'Dixie Sun'

Echinacea ‘Dixie Sun’


Echinacea 'Flame Thrower'

Echinacea ‘Flame Thrower’


Echinacea 'Flame Thower'

Echinacea ‘Flame Thower’


Echinacea 'Flame Thower'

Echinacea ‘Flame Thower’


Echinacea 'Green Jewel'

Echinacea ‘Green Jewel’


Echinacea 'Harvest Moon'

Echinacea ‘Harvest Moon’


Echinacea 'Harvest Moon'

Echinacea ‘Harvest Moon’


Echinacea 'Harvest Moon'

Echinacea ‘Harvest Moon’


Echinacea 'Harvest Moon'

Echinacea ‘Harvest Moon’


Echinacea 'Hot Papaya'

Echinacea ‘Hot Papaya’


Echinacea 'Kim's Knee High'

Echinacea ‘Kim’s Knee High’


Echinacea 'Mango Meadowbrite'

Echinacea ‘Mango Meadowbrite’


Echinacea 'Marmalade'

Echinacea ‘Marmalade’


Echinacea 'Meringue'

Echinacea ‘Meringue’


Echinacea 'Milkshake'

Echinacea ‘Milkshake’


Echinacea 'Milkshake'

Echinacea ‘Milkshake’


Echinacea 'Pow Wow White'

Echinacea ‘Pow Wow White’


Echinacea 'Pow Wow Wild Berry'

Echinacea ‘Pow Wow Wild Berry’


Echinacea 'Razzmatazz'

Echinacea ‘Razzmatazz’


Echinacea 'Razzmatazz'

Echinacea ‘Razzmatazz’


Echinacea (Red NOID Terra)

Echinacea (Red NOID Terra)


Echinacea 'Rubin's Glow'

Echinacea ‘Rubin’s Glow’


Echinacea 'Sandy Yellow'

Echinacea ‘Sandy Yellow’


Echinacea 'Sandy Yellow'

Echinacea ‘Sandy Yellow’


Echinacea 'Secret Joy'

Echinacea ‘Secret Joy’


Echinacea 'Solar Flare'

Echinacea ‘Solar Flare’


Echinacea 'Summer Sky'

Echinacea ‘Summer Sky’


Echinacea 'Summer Sun'

Echinacea ‘Summer Sun’


Echinacea 'Sundown'

Echinacea ‘Sundown’


Echinacea 'Sundown'

Echinacea ‘Sundown’


Echinacea 'Summer Sun' and 'Sundown'

Echinacea ‘Summer Sun’ and ‘Sundown’


Echinacea 'Sunrise'

Echinacea ‘Sunrise’


Echinacea 'Supreme Flamingo'

Echinacea ‘Supreme Flamingo’


Echinacea 'Tomato Soup'

Echinacea ‘Tomato Soup’


Echinacea 'Twilight'

Echinacea ‘Twilight’

Echinacea 'White Swan'

Echinacea ‘White Swan’


Echinacea 'White Swan'

Echinacea ‘White Swan’


Echinacea pallida

Echinacea pallida


Echinacea pallida

Echinacea pallida

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