Most gardeners have them growing. They are great for background, along boarders, gosh just about anywhere. Who doesn't like Echie's? The butterflies and bees sure like em too! Echinacea I have to say are my all time favorites.
Echinacea purpurea , also known as Purple coneflower.
Aateracea, Daisy family
Here's some I grew from seed. I used the Winter Sow, http://www.wintersown.org/ method and had very good results. These pic's are from over at my other homestead but many have been moved to our new place in the woods. Its just these pic's are so much prettier then the ones I took over
These others are Echinacea's I bought from co-op's and oh did this open a new world for me with these beauties.
This white one is so pretty , Its name may be White Swan
And these are????? I forgot : (
Here's a bouquet I picked with lime green Echie's. They are great for cut flowers and I like to dry
them too for arrangements.
Here's a nice link if interested in this gotta have it my garden plant : ) http://www.home-herb-garden.com/echinacea.html It also has an herb index!
Also I love this plant b/c of its medicinal values. I take the Echinacea capsules when I get that on set of a cold , seems to help. Heres a bit more about that as well.
I sure needed this color this week for the camp. I hope you have Echinacea's growing in your garden.
Happy Gardening and thanks for visiting the Plant Camp.