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Hybrid Echinacea

May 23, 2017

We have many plantings that were chosen with pollinators in mind. Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds bring a garden to life.  I had not considered the gift of hybridized plants. This echinacea came up from seed.  I rate it as one of the showiest that I have. I've waited for two years to see these blooms.  I don't know what was holding it back, but it was worth the wait.  Actually, I do know of two problems, a lawn mower accident and one small Maltese. This echinacea has a phenomenal scent.  It has a top note of honey with a finish of jasmine.  I have mid-pink and Fragrant Angel (white) echinaceas close by.  I suspect this is their combined offspring.  It opens as a blush color, then lavender pink and matures to a deeper pink. Thank you pollinators!  The slide show demonstrates the progression of color from May 4, 2017 thru May 23, 2017.  The final photo is a little over exposed as the color is lighter than reality. 

 

 

   

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