An unusual Coneflower. It's scented, a deep but crisp pink, not dusty like more common varieties, and the petals are quite stubby around an extra large protruding cone. The cone is dark brown but many other colours can be seen within it. They start flowering as things start hotting up in the garden from June until autumn. It is quite stout, no staking is required. Once established it can cope with most soil and weather conditions, although dislikes being water-logged in the winter. Works well planted in mixed borders or planted en-mass in drifts.
Little Magnus as the name suggests is somewhat shorter than most varieties at just 45cm, so a useful daisy style flower for the front of herbaceous beds. A deep pink cone flower with protruding brown cone. Loved by bees and butterflies when in bloom and the birds love the seedheads. Will grow in any well drained soil in full sun or part shade. flowering from early summer until late autumn. will form clumps that can be lifted and divided when the plant becomes congested. A spadeful of something protective and nutritious for autumn is good idea. Hardy Perennial.
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.
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.
Raspberry Truffle is a short, stout, well-branched Echinacea. Perfect for any sunny position in the garden. The double blooms are pinky-salmon that change to more of a coral-pink as it fades; atop dark stalks. This is an exceptional bushy Echinacea with dark, lush foliage. During the season dead-head as blooms fade to encourage repeat flowering from the leaf junctions up the main stems. At the end of the season leave the faded blooms on as they provide a good source of food for small garden birds. Its compact habit is good for the front of flowerbed in a good sunny spot.