Coneflower Fever

By | What's In Bloom | July 5, 2012 | One comment


It’s always the year of something and right now at the TBG it’s the Year of the Coneflower!  Check out the Show Garden for a selection of trial plants from Terra Nova planted last year and growing on strong.  Featured here is Echinacea ‘Flame Thrower’.



A multitude of Echinacea, in the Show Garden.

A close up of Echinacea ‘Mama Mia’; one of many in the Show Garden.

If I didn’t know better I’d say this Echinacea ‘Pink Poodle’ looked very much like a dahlia.



A close up of Echinacea ‘Pink Poodle’.

Echinacea ‘Amazing Dream’

I love orange and Echinacea ‘Firebird’ is a stunner!

A group shot of Echinacea ‘Quills and Thrills’.

Check out the flower petals on Echinacea ‘Quills and Thrills’.

Echinacea ‘Maui Sunshine’ rounds up this list.

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Sandra Pella about the author: Sandra Pella

Sandra Pella has worked as Head Gardener of the Toronto Botanical Garden since 2008. She holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario, and upon graduation worked in the financial sector until the pull of plants was too much to resist, whereupon she found herself at Janet Anderson Perennials (formerly JEA Perennials) as a horticultural technician. She has been the Perennial Manager at Summerhill Nursery & Floral followed by the Assistant Horticulturist at the TBG prior to its renovation. Sandra worked as a Gardener for two seasons with the City of Toronto as well as seasonal Gardener for the TBG prior to being named Head Gardener. She is self-taught in the field and thus greatly appreciated the experience a gardening internship in 2009 at Great Dixter in the UK brought to her. Sandra has a regular What’s In Bloom blog and is one of the spokespeople for the TBG.

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