Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday Farm Color: Pretty in Purple Coneflower Pink

Echinacea is a beautiful, hardy, no maintenance, long blooming, perennial medicinal herb - FarmgirlFare.com
Have a lovely weekend.

Echinacea is one of my favorite plants. It's an easy to grow, no maintenance, heat loving, cold tolerant, drought tolerant, long blooming, self seeding, pollinator attracting, poor soil loving, insect resistant perennial that's pretty much impossible to kill. It also happens to be one of the most popular medicinal herbs in America.

But most importantly, it's beautiful, especially since the flowers look different at every stage. More about growing echinacea here and more echinacea photos here.

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6 comments:

  1. I love my echinacea too. I put one plant in a half barrel about four years ago and now the barrel is full! They smell good too. Silly me, I didn't realize that until this year! :)

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  2. WOW! I'm going to try these in my backyard. All those attributes make me think that even I may be able to grow them. They are so pretty. Thanks, Susan, and have a happy weekend.

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  3. and I bought some WHITE coneflowers last year from a small garden center here - just love the cool crisp blooms during our hot Texas summer

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  4. It's one of my favorites too. I just added a yellow one, I hope it's as prolific as the purple.

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  5. It's a lovely plant and easy to grow as long as the aster yellows don't get it.~~Dee

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  6. Nice, this is a perennial that I've been thinking of adding around my house.

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