Enthralled, Enchanted And Enticed

Oh, how the collector in me is enthralled, enchanted, and enticed by the varieties of coneflowers!   The delectable coneflower menu includes creamy yellow, glowing orange, angelic white, or candy pink with ruffles.  And how can you resist with names like ‘Supreme Elegance’, ‘Summer Sky’, or ‘Tangerine Dream’?  Coneflowers are part of the daisy family.  The proper name ‘echinacea’ comes from the Greek word ‘echino’, which means sea urchin, referring to the spiny, arched center.  My next craving is for ‘Green Envy’ (blooms open green and age to mauve) and ‘Milkshake’ (creamy ruffles). Read more about coneflowers by clicking here.

Posted on August 14, 2014 and filed under Fave perennial, Perennials.