Enchinacea Garden Emotions is a new range of Echinacea which encompasses many of the colours that have recently become available for Echinacea. Garden Emotions Bright Orange is a single flowering Echinacea with brightly coloured petals and a protruding cone from its centre making it extremely attractive to and useful to bees, butterflies and the other pollinators. Echinacea will flower from their first year, but given time will establish good clumps. Flowering from June to October and achieving a height of around 60-70cm. Plant them in fertile, well drained soil in full to partial shade.
A very neat and very orange Dahlia, giving good strong decorative colour. This a new variety that was named in 2009 and lasts extremely well as a cut flower. It's quite tall standing at around 120cm, so place at the rear or middle of herbaceous borders. They will need staking as the blooms are quite heavy for the hollow stems to hold up, use something stout for this and tie in regularly through summer. Loved by the pollinators, Happy Halloween will flower from July and on into October and may well still flowering for you come Halloween.
Dahlia Karma Fuschiana really packs a punch with its beautiful colours that zing in the sunshine. You'll often find single and double blooms on the same plant, this adds to its charm. Is quite tall standing at around 100cm, so place at the rear or middle of herbaceous borders. They will need staking as the blooms are quite heavy for the hollow stems to hold up, use something stout for this and tie in regularly through summer. Loved by the pollinators, Karma Fuschiana will flower from July and on into October. They are quite happy in full sun on a moist, well-drained soil.
Not just for the cottage garden, this evergreen perennial wallflower, with a dynamic range of colours on one plant is a sure fire winner. The scented, painterly flowers are held in clusters and can flower from late winter to late spring. Easy to grow for beginners and easy to propagate in spring and summer. Loved by all the pollinators, with a very long flowering season, makes a good cut flower. Plant in sun or partial shade on well-drained soil. Cut back after flowering to promote new flowers and to prevent legginess. Slug and snail resistant. Fully hardy perennial.
Masses of riotously coloured blooms right through summer. A spectrum of marmalade spashes, yellows, oranges and red petals make a ring like a ruffled skirt around dark central mounds that form the cone. The flowers are held to face the sun on sturdy stems that sway in breeze. Plant en masse to form impressive drifts inside two years. The long flowering season attracts all the pollinators, will repeat flower if first faded blooms are removed. Thrives in full sun on well drained soil, that is kept moist. It height makes it a good candidate for deep in the border.