19 Jan 2011

Echinacea ‘Irresistible’

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I make no qualms when I admit to being in the minority when it comes to Echinacea, but based on consumer interest, it ranks close to the top of the list so I thought I’d better do some more investigating.

Echinacea ‘Irresistible’ represents one of the most unique ‘pom-pom’ types that have inundating the market in recent years. With its rainbow sherbet-like colours, the three-and-a-half inch flowers emerge a pastel yellow with a copper cone and then transform into double coral pink flowers with a slightly deeper pink pom pom on top! As the flower ages, the centre of the pom-pom gradually lightens to a citron yellow and the ray petals lighten to a peachy pink. Needless to say, its all sounding a wee bit irresistible even to me! With a height of approximately 80cm, its sure to stand out front and centre in the sun-filled border! Hardy between Zones 4-8, it maintains its own with little attention.

Specs:

Height of approximately 80cm by 75cm; full sun to part shade; well draining humus rich soils; divide in year three or when plant outgrows itself; Zones 4-8

Available at LittleTree Spring 2011

1 comment:

Grace Peterson said...

Ahh, another candidate for the already burgeoning peachy-red border. :)