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Echinacea
General Echinacea flowers are beautiful and different looking. They are a perennial flower that makes a great addition to any garden. Commonly referred to as coneflowers. Their growth height varies widely depending on the variety. Some can grow to 1 to 2 meters tall. It is a daisy like cone shaped flower. The most common colour is purple but there are now a variety of colours available. It has a long blooming period from mid summer to early autumn. Their seeds are a magnet for butterflies and birds. They are drought resistant and can withstand temperature as well as moisture variations. Growing: Echinacea plants do best in full sunlight. They grow in almost all of the continental United States and Europe. Regular watering of these flowers is recommended. They like well drained limey soil. Older plants can be separated, but try to do this in late summer or spring in colder climates and in warmer climates try to limit dividing them in autumn or spring. To divide them loosen the soil around the outer limits of the mature plants root system. Then slide a shovel under the Echinacea plant and lift it out. Separate the root. (you may need to use a knife.) Then plant each clump in soil with compost and fertilizer. Water regularly without making the soil waterlogged until signs of growth.
Huge, yellow, daisy-like flower with reflexed petals and greenish centres appear from June to August. The scented flowers are a massive 12cm (5in) across and fade to a pale apricot. It is a tough plant that does not need staking and it makes an excellent cut flower. Like other coneflowers, it is long-flowering and will cope well with adverse weather conditions, except drought. It is attractive to bees and butterflies, and birds will flock to the seedheads.
Echinacea Tomato Soup is the brightest red coneflower with its long-lasting 3.5" flowers. The strong, multi-branched stems of this vigorous new red Echinacea make it the perfect addition to any cut flower arrangement. Plants quickly grow to produce large 30" mounds topped with numerous 3.5" vibrant red flowers with a strong spicy fragrance
A double-flowered Coneflower, this selection features drooping ray petals of spicy orange, surrounding a pompom centre of red-orange that develops papaya tones as the flowers age. From mid through late summer, highly fragrant, 3 inch, spicy red-orange flowers bloom with a papaya orange halo in the pom- pom center.  The flowers have terrific visual impact from quite a distance, especially when planted in groups.
A hybrid Coneflower, featuring wide, overlapping, bright tangerine-orange petals surrounding a large rust-brown, button-shaped cone. Flowers have a lovely honey fragrance. Plant habit is well-branched, strong and bushy. Ideal for sunny borders and growing in mixed containers. Excellent for cutting. Attractive to butterflies. Coneflowers begin blooming in midsummer and continue for months if faded flowers are regularly removed.
Scientific Name : Echinacea Common Name : Coneflower Blooming Season : Spring, Summer Plant Habit : Upright Water : Medium  Position : Sun Height : 24-40inches
Marmalade‘s big, bright blaze of extra-large, semi-double tangy-orange flowers sparks a potent rush of tropical color with furry, brown, tufted centers, set off by slender, yellow-orange petals. Strong, well-branched stems carry the fragrant blossoms from about mid-June into August.  Depending on environmental conditions, the flowers can range in color from tangerine orange to golden orange.  They all make delightfully long-lasting cut flowers. If properly cared for, they will form attractive colonies and will live for many years.
Echinacea Hot Papaya
Echinacea Marmalade
Echinacea Tiki Torch
Echincea Tomato Soup
Echinacea Green Jewel
Echinacea Mama Mia
Echinacea Green Envy
Echinacea Tangerine Dream
Echinacea Sunrise
Echinacea Sundown
Echinacea Purity
A hybrid Coneflower, featuring double flowers of coral and shrimp-pink with rosy-copper ray petals. Flowers have a lovely fragrance. Plant habit is well-branched, strong and bushy. Ideal for sunny borders and growing in mixed containers. Excellent for cutting. Attractive to butterflies. Coneflowers begin blooming in midsummer and continue for months if faded flowers are regularly removed. Leaving some spent blooms on the plants in the autumn will provide food for wintering birds
Echinacea ‘Supreme Cantaloupe
Bright magenta-pink double flowers, flat outer ray petals appear to hold up the fully double centers, extreme vigor. Southern Belle' flowers reach about 30 to 36 inches in height with an equal spread The color saturation on each bloom of Southern Belle is quite unbelievable. Images look as if they have been altered, but it truly is that deep and bright thr blooms age without fading. Excellent cut flower. Vigorous plants will bloom for months
Echinacea ‘Southern Belle’
Echinacea ‘Sombrero Salsa Red’
Echinacea Sombrero Salsa Red is a bright red coneflower with its long-lasting flowers. The strong, multi-branched stems of this vigorous new red Echinacea make it the perfect addition to any border. Excellent for cutting. Attractive to butterflies and birds will flock to the seedheads.Coneflowers begin blooming in midsummer and continue for months if deadheaded
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Echinacea Aloha
A new introduction 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 Blooming in the most beautiful colors and to September, by the flowering time from July. It is attractive to bees and butterflies, and birds will flock to the seedheads Regular deadheading will encourage the formation and ensures the longevity, because the plant saves energy. The perennials are very stable and are, due to their stature height of approximately 60 to 100 cm, depending on the variety, especially for cutting. The flower lasts at least 1 to 2 weeks in the vase
Echinacea Lemon Drop
Lemon Drop is a fully double coneflower with bright yellow petals the color of Lemon Drop candies. Strong, straight stems make this new perennial an eye catching specimen wherever you plant it. They combine well with any other flower color in the garden – try them with cool purples, whites and blues for a classic look or with rich reds, pinks and oranges for a hot tropical garden. If you keep them deadheaded they will bloom all summer and often well into autumn.
Echinacea Sweet Meadow Mama
A really striking series of Echinacea and quite different to your average coneflower with perfectly flat petals which surround a golden yellow or golden brown, central cone. Adored by bees and butterflies. This mama mixes well with lots of plants, but especially with pale pink, blue and purple perennials and maroon leaved tropical plants
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Echinacea Green Twister
Echinacea Green Twister offers a unique colour combination. The outer edge of the petals are yellow- green and bleed into a pale, lilac-pink in the centre, surrounding a bronze cone. A magnet to butterflies and excellent cutflowers. Ideal for sunny borders, the flowers are great for cutting. This hardy perennial that will keep coming back year after year, even bigger and better!
Echinacea Eccentric
This Echinacea produces very large, crested blooms which open a rich red colour with hints of purple before changing to burnt orange and scarlet shades at maturity will flower until the late autumn if deadheaded.
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Echinacea, a North American genus in the Daisy family, has big, bright flowers that appear in late June and keep coming into September. 'Tiki Torch' boasts large, bright orange flowers on upright, well-branched stems. Plants thrive in average soils or hot, dry conditions, shrug off cold, and are equally at home in full sun or partial shade.
Unusual lime-green daisy-like flower heads with rose pink rays towards the centers of the tepals. Large cone-shaped centre is dark green and lime green. Long lasting flowers, borne on strong stiff stems are perfect for cut flower arrangements. This will be something very unusual and spectacular for your garden. Established clumps can be up to 3 feet (0.6m) in diameter and just as tall. It is attractive to bees and butterflies, and birds will flock to the seedheads.
Brilliant orange, daisy like flowers with reflexed petals that flare out from prominent, reddish-brown centres appear from June to August. The flowers are held on erect stems with broad, basal leaves. This is a tough, vigorous (though not invasive) plant that does not need staking and also makes an excellent cut flower. If deadheaded regularly, it will flower profusely for up to three months and it copes well with adverse weather conditions, except drought. It is attractive to bees and butterflies, and birds will flock to the seedheads.
A vigorous and compact plant with white petals surrouding a large, orange, pincushion cone; fragrant blooms. Purity Coneflower will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. This perennial should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, It is drought- tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden. This plant can be propagated by division
A hybrid Coneflower, featuring narrow petals surrounding a large orange-brown cone. The flowers are fragrant, very large and change from red to orange to coral to pink and bloom over a long period. Very dramatic effect. Plant habit is well-branched, strong and bushy. Ideal for sunny borders, massing and growing in mixed containers. Attractive to butterflies. Excellent for cutting. Coneflowers begin blooming in midsummer and continue for months if faded flowers are regularly removed.
Fairly compact in habit, an ideal height for sunny borders and growing in mixed containers. The large and fragrant blooms have a row of light-green petals surrounding a large central cone of deep green. Flowering begins in midsummer and continues for weeks if faded blooms are regularly removed.