INTENSE Stunning red Echinacea coneflower
variety 'Tomato Soup'
If your own garden lacks colour then garden centres will have plenty of container-grown coneflowers
to plant immediately.
First collected in 1878, the Tennessee purple coneflower
was not described as a distinct species until 1898.
plants, also known as echinacea, were used by Native-American healers to treat a wide variety of illnesses ranging from snakebite to rheumatism.
Today, even many supermarkets carry this botanical derived from the purple coneflower
A more recent addition to the medicinal plant trade, echinacea (purple coneflower
) has steadily risen as a cure for colds and flu.
Which E is a North American coneflower
used in herbal medicine, mainly for its antibiotic and woundhealing properties?
YELLOW These varieties started with the early-flowering pale yellow coneflower
Echinacea paradoxa, but you'll get the most intense color from the sweetly scented 'Mango Meadowbrite', 'Harvest Moon' ('Matthew Saul'), or 'Sunrise' (left), whose yellow petals surround a deep golden cone.
A NEW, compact coneflower
, will be available in garden centres next spring.
Almost every gardener recognizes echinacea as that pinkish-purple daisy like flower with a spiky seed head also known as purple coneflower
. Drought tolerant and pest resistant, it's a colorful and undemanding addition to many southern landscapes.
Has: purple coneflower
, silver dollar, old-fashioned hollyhock
Also known as purple coneflower
, this perennial helps rid the body of infection by increasing phagocytosis (the engulfing of viruses, bacteria and other invaders by white blood cells).
Commonly known as the white coneflower
, the plants reach a height of 1.2 metres and flower from July to October.
ONE of the best perennial flowers for late summer and early autumn is the coneflower
, or echinacea.