Wednesday, 20 February 2008
New Plant Introduction - Echinacea 'Green Envy'
Echinacea 'Green Envy' has exceptionally long lasting green flowers and will happily bloom from July to October. Although I usually prefer the more elegant long thin reflexed petals of echinaceas like 'pallida', this new plant introduction has stolen my heart.
I am a big fan of green flowers, and this echinacea is a welcome addition to my planting design palette.
The broad-petalled blooms have a suprise in store. Although they open green - they turn magenta from their centres outwards as the flowers age through the season.
Drought tolerant and great for cutting, this plant will reach a height of about 80cm
Worth a place in every garden. You can buy them from:
Cotswold Garden Flowers
Thompson and Morgan
White Flower Farm