Echinacea purpurea – Green Twister
Echinacea takes a wide array of conditions from average dry soil to medium, well-drained soil in part shade to full sun. Plant flowers best in full sun. Low-maintenance and tolerates drought, humidity, heat, poor soil. Resistant to pest and disease but sometimes susceptible to aster yellows disease. To encourage longer bloom time, flower heads can be deadheaded but not necessary. Seedheads are a delightful source of food for birds.
Gaura lindheimeri – Crimson Butterflies
‘Mesa Peach’ features bicolor light orange and yellow flowers. Extremely vigorous, it will bloom all summer long if deadheaded. Choose it for the front of the border or containers—plant it en masse for a dramatic effect. Dark red foliage and … Read More
Rudbeckia laciniata – Autumn Sun
‘Herbstsonne’ is an upright, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennial coneflower which typically grows 4-7′ tall. This is a substantial plant which features large daisy-like flowers (3-4″ across) with drooping yellow rays and elongated bright green center cones. Flowers bloom singly atop slender … Read More