Melinda's Garden Moment: A New Look at Coneflowers
love them, but you're looking for a change!
Don't rip out all those coneflowers.
Instead, team them up with different plants for a different look in the
them up with drumstick flowering onion. The colors blend well as the coneflowers peak through the allium. Or add a fine textured plant, like dill, to
soften the bold texture of the coneflower.
a splash of white to your landscape with White Swan coneflower.
some of the newer cultivars for an even bigger change, like Razzmatazz, with
its fully double flowers. Deadhead to
increase blooming power.
Papaya is the first double orange coneflower with colorful and fragrant flowers.
Combine this long bloomer with other sun loving perennials.
as a young plant the Coconut lime coneflower grabs your attention. It's long blooming in the garden and long
lasting in a vase.
Chicagoland Grows, Inc. has introduced a new coneflower, Burgundy
Fireworks. This compact plant grows 18
inches tall and about as wide. The
petals (actually ray flowers) are beet red, upturned, and fused to form
quills. Hardy in USDA zones 4 to 7 this
coneflower grows best in full sun and medium moist soil.