December 7, 2011

'Green Jewel' Coneflower (Echinacea)



Green flowers are so cool. Here are a few pictures of 'Green Jewel' coneflower from my summer garden. This plant would be larger if it was growing in full sun, but it's doing OK in partial shade. Despite the less than perfect conditions, it hasn't needed staking to keep it upright.



This coneflower grows about 2' by 2' with 4" green, fragrant flowers in summer. Hardy in zones 4-8, it's drought tolerant and prefers full sun and well-drained soil.



I've been neglecting this blog lately and will probably continue to do so until after the holidays are over. Then I'll get back to a post each week. One project that's keeping me busy is brainstorming ideas for the annual beds and pots at our church's nearby temple. In my own yard I've been too busy thinking about and buying trees, shrubs and perennials to spend much time or money on annuals, so it's fun to get to work with them for the temple.

7 comments:

  1. Jeżówki są ślicznymi kwiatkami. Nie mam białej w ogródku :-(, a jest śliczna. Pozdrawiam

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  2. Hi VW,

    Beautiful blooms indeed. I haven't caught on to the whole green blooms thing; but then we also have far smaller variety of Coneflower over here!
    I just wish they did better in my garden - I love them but they just never seem to survive more than the one season and I never get seedlings coming up from them.

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  3. Great colour! I imagine they would look great with purple and blue flowers!

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  4. Oh how wonderful! I love coneflowers and love looking at the new ones being offered. I wondered about the green cone in the garden and love seeing what it looks like in your garden. Very pretty.

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  5. Winter is the best time for planning! And you have two gardens to think about! Pretty echinaceas. Makes me miss summer!

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  6. You are quite busy with your family this time of year! I remember when mine were little....this was a busy busy time!!
    I have regular coneflowers, with this clay soil I am lucky if they survive. I bet the birds love the seedheads of the Green Jewel.

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  7. Sounds like your mind is keeping you busy with lots of possibilities for your garden and the Temple's. Fun. I love this Echinacea. The coloring is just right. I've been neglecting my blog and neglecting my fellow bloggers. It's difficult to keep up this time of year. Stay warm.

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