7th August 2012 – Echinacea

Often used as a remedy fighting colds, echinacea is a common flower grown in many gardens today.  It is often called a cone flower because the petals often droop down making the shape of a cone.

There are many reasons to plant this incredibly forgiving flower.  They tolerate any growing condition; they are attractive to butterflies; they give colour throughout the summer and early autumn (if deadheaded regularly) and, if resident in the USA and Canada – they are deer resistant!

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8 thoughts on “7th August 2012 – Echinacea

  1. wow i didn’t know this about them, they are beautiful!

  2. Beautiful shot and interesting information. 🙂

  3. beautiful…im so relaxed looking at it.

    • Thank you. They do have a calming effect especially when they sway gently in the breeze. It is almost hypnotising!

      • wow, i wish i could see that personally, i do love flowers, I admire your photographs, I am an aspiring photographer, self-study and practicing good shots, I wasnt able to upload it yet. Keep up the good work, you inspire me 🙂

  4. Pingback: Echinacea stole my heart | Supergites' Blog

  5. After a few attempt at growing Echinaechia flowers from seed this year I had amazing 5 foot tall stems. Magical is the perfect description!

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