I love my job! Just recently, I spent an entire day researching coneflowers for our Top 10 Coneflowers story in the February/March issue of Birds & Blooms. We decided to feature our favorite yellow coneflower, orange coneflower, double bloomer, etc.
It was tough…do you know how many new varieties there are?! So I solicited help from Mary Walters, president of Great Garden Plants in Holland, Michigan. She helped me wade through all the new varieties on the market and select the best of the best to feature. I’m in love! We have a “daisy” garden bed at my house, featuring all things with daisy-like blooms. So this fits in perfectly. I’ll definitely be adding Tangerine Dream (pictured above) because I’m a sucker for all things orange. And then I think I’ll be getting Pink Double Delight for my daughter who loves pink and Sombrero Salsa Red for my son who loves red.
I think I’ll justify all my new coneflower purchases this year as being “part of the job.” Yep, it’s a tough life.
What are some of your favorite coneflowers?